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Dragonfly by CatsWire Dragonfly by CatsWire
I made this dragonfly for a swap with a friend who loves them ... it's a surprise and I hope she'll like it.

The grass and the body of the dragonfly are crocheted from copper wire with a wire running through to make it posable.
The wings of the dragonfly are done in a kind of netting with seed beads.
The base is polymer clay.

Depending on how you bend the blade of grass the dragonfly is sitting on, this piece is about 3.5 inch or 9 cm high.
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Given 2012-09-05
Dragonfly by ~CatsWire This gorgeous miniature shows what talent, vision and patience can make out of some wire, beads and a pebble. ( Suggested by Cayca and Featured by UnicornReality )
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dragonfire70 Featured By Owner 14 hours ago  Student General Artist
Really amazing
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:iconeveqi:
Eveqi Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Beautiful and very imaginative work indeed :clap: Congratulations to DD, you deserve it, no doubt :D
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:iconcatswire:
CatsWire Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much :hug:
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:iconartstrac:
artstrac Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Nice work.
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:iconcatswire:
CatsWire Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :)
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Congratulations on this Cat! It's beautiful!
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:iconcatswire:
CatsWire Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you dear :hug:
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:iconmeflyingfree:
MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
You are most welcome! I really need to go through your gallery more.
Damn, you have some beautiful work in there! :wow:
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:iconcatswire:
CatsWire Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aaaah, you have no idea how good these words feel today :lol:
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:iconmeflyingfree:
MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
I'm glad. :)
Are you okay hon? :hug:
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:iconcatswire:
CatsWire Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I will be. I'm having a "tired of feeling sick, kind of lonely, whiny, tired, where's the world heading" moment or two. Mostly that stomach bug isn't doing much for my good spirits right now, it's really starting to annoy me.
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Well, if you feel the need to vent in private, my in-box is open to you.
Just let it go in a note and send it on :)
I know those feelings all to well.
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:iconcatswire:
CatsWire Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
:hug:
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DevonLennox Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I have wanted to try crocheting wire for ages. I'm so glad I stumbled upon your dragonfly. It's beautiful. It gives me inspiration to actually try it myself.
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:iconcatswire:
CatsWire Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well, go for it and be sure to share! Thank you! :D
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:iconlostgryphin:
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Unique - and interesting to look at! Congrats on the DD.
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:iconcatswire:
CatsWire Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you - my friend loves dragonflies so much, I just had to make one for her :D
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:iconbadkitty33:
badkitty33 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
That is incredible Cat! Congrats on your DD! Of course she will love it. [link]
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:iconcatswire:
CatsWire Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!
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:iconpopnicute:
popnicute Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Congrats, Cat! Well deserved :+favlove:
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:iconcatswire:
CatsWire Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! :D
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avfc4me Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
YAY!

:)
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:iconcatswire:
CatsWire Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you, hun :)
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:iconthemanekineko:
TheManekiNeko Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She'll love it! I can't imagine someone rejected something of this beauty!
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:iconcatswire:
CatsWire Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D
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15LuccaHunter Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's amazing!:iconawwwplz: Is copper wire hard to crochet with?
I think I know the technique you used for the wings. I'll have to try it sometime.
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CatsWire Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :D
Copper wire is great to crochet with, I would recommend 28 gauge if you want to try it sometime. I prefer it to steel wire or brass which tends to be very hard on my hands.
For the wings I started out with a netting or needle lace technique that got kind of wild after a while :lol:
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:icon15luccahunter:
15LuccaHunter Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll try it when I'm a bit better at crochet
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:iconcatswire:
CatsWire Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Let me know if you need one or the other hint :)
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:icon15luccahunter:
15LuccaHunter Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Okey-doke.
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NoraBlansett Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Whoohoo! Congratulations for the DD!!! :heart:
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:iconcatswire:
CatsWire Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much, such a surprise! :D
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:iconzeneroba:
Zeneroba Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
Beautiful
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:iconcatswire:
CatsWire Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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Seishiku Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Student General Artist
This is absolutely breathtaking. Really! Your friend is incredibly lucky. :nod: :icononionbunnyplz:
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:iconcatswire:
CatsWire Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you ... I hope she'll like it!
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:iconcayca:
Cayca Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So pretty.
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:iconcatswire:
CatsWire Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconkopij:
kopij Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
That's cool.
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:iconcatswire:
CatsWire Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:iconhuzznie:
Huzznie Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student Artist
i lovin it....stunning..... beautiful ARTwork:devart:
keep it up :)

if u dont mind...leave your comment on my ART pictures.
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:iconcatswire:
CatsWire Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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AwesomeFerret Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Absoloutely lovely, the beads bring a lot of fantastic colour to the piece. Well done!
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:iconcatswire:
CatsWire Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks :D If there ever is a next one, I want to try clear beads with AB finish ...
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ColtPixy Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
♥ I love dragonflies. This one is wonderful!
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:iconcatswire:
CatsWire Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you ... I love dragonflies, too. I hope this won't stay my last one!
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roundtower Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic work! In the featured folder nº 3 in Special-Groups. (Best works!)

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¡Un fantástico trabajo! Ha sido destacado en la carpeta "Featured nº 3" destinada a exponer los mejores trabajos de los artistas dentro de Special-Groups.


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:iconcatswire:
CatsWire Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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roundtower Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconsnugglesplz:
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skellingtonkeysally Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Student General Artist
its so detailed
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