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« on: August 15, 2018 07:11:54 AM »

My trashy stash has hatched more fire dragonflies. These were made for an assemblage swap, but I have several more in progress for donating to our church fundraising holiday fair.

I made a larger fire dragonfly earlier in the summer for my garden https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=455229.0 and realized that these were a perfect item for an assemblage swap. https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=455468.0. I had so much fun I started 4 of them and finished two.

Heavy gauge fence wire from the hardware store (formed and then hammered flat), a Bic pen body, glass teardrop ornaments, beads, florist wire, bottle caps, rusted hardware, some springs from who knows where, failed shrinkies experiment using a plastic cup (they came out very odd shaped, but were perfect for this project), and E6000.




and an in-progress look.

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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2018 08:17:50 AM »

Those are great! I love their glass ornament booties. Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2018 08:33:21 AM »

I already saw and commented on the one that you did for the swap, but, it's cool to see that you ran with it and made some additional specimens too!  I also like the ornament ends of the abdomens, and the suspended debris/wires in the interior of the wings is an awesome way to represent veins/spots.  Love them curly spiral antennae too!
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2018 09:07:58 AM »

They are the coolest most excellent garden art, just fab!
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2018 09:44:04 AM »

I love mine!
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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2018 12:46:01 PM »

These are just so nifty and cheery!
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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2018 05:51:41 PM »

I love mine, too! I couldn't bear to put it outside, so she's hanging suckered to my bedroom window. There are heart shaped crystals that throw rainbows on my wall.

The shrinky-dinks are one of my favorite bits!
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2018 06:02:54 PM »

Thank you. These were really a joy to make. I so glad they've flown to new homes. And they really do rust to perfection in the garden. Trust me.
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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2018 06:16:23 PM »

'I jes can't do it, Captain!'  -Scotty, Star Trek. (and me. Because I can't.)
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« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2018 04:29:53 AM »

Me either.  If it had came rusted I would have thought it was a great touch but I can't purposefully do it!
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« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2018 01:58:28 PM »

LOL, they are yours to do what you want.

But look!

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« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2018 02:44:20 PM »

I ADORE rusted. I love it! I use it often! I scavenge for it!

But she's still staying inside.
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« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2018 02:45:44 PM »

That is really neat. You are really creative and talented.
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« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2018 10:26:28 AM »

These are beautiful and so unique!
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« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2018 07:19:24 AM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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What a great idea!  I love how you gave them each a personality.  You are so clever to have created them.
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« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2018 08:31:29 AM »

Thanks, everyone! now I just have to finish the others I have started.
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