I feel this thing is in serious need of an overhaul. In the years since I first put this together, I have tweaked and streamlined and refined my approach entirely, and these steps no longer reflect how I personally make these. But as I already have enough things on the go, redoing this'll just get added to the 'shit I will get around to eventually' pile. So you folks get to deal with this ugly thing until Chimera stops being lazy.
2012-12-16: This has received a lot of attention over the past few days. Where are all you people coming from? Chim is curious.
Apparently the recent waves of faves are the result of this Facebook post
.If the download doesn't work for you, NOTE ME with your e-mail address (unless you want your e-mail address to be visible to everybody) and I'll send you the file.A Note on Selling These:
Yes, you may, so long as you provide links to this tutorial for other people. Spread the dragony love, people. Spread the dragony love.
The tutorial says not to use wire for these, but it can
be done. Sort of. You have to cut out a bunch of the steps to make it work though.
has a simplified-for-wire-use wing diagram here
has a journal entry
with some information the more inexperienced beadworker might find useful.
has gone and knocked out a variant design over thisaway
which is worth a look-see too for you wire-working folks.
And if, after all that, you decide you want a real
challenge, take a gander at this incredible thing
If you find anything screwy with it, or any parts which you don't understand or want clarified, let me know.
read every comment and do my best to reply, even if it does take me a while to get around to them all, and I appreciate each and every fave. Much thanks to `FantasyStock
for the feature.
Other people's dragons can be found here
has gone and actually taken up/completed the unofficial challenge to make one out of tennis balls, and I am indeed duly impressed.