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Dragonfly Island

Czech Glass Green Dragonfly Soutache Necklace
designed byCynthia Kimura
Skill LevelAdvanced (or at least patient)
TechniqueSoutache
Time4-6 hours
Approximate Size23 Inches

Dragonflies are one of my favorite creatures to use in jewelry design. Here, I chose a button as the focal and selected matching beads to create an embroidered pendant.

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Dragonflies are magical and mysterious creatures that flit through the air with shining beauty. This bold necklace captures that enigmatic style perfectly. Coppery elements mingle with dark and dazzling colors to create an unforgettable design. Dragonfly Island is sure to have you buzzing about jewelry-making!

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Add all available items to your cart at once or edit the quantities below. Nice choice! All or most of the products needed for this project are shown below with quantities. Sometimes we sell out of components and aren’t able to order more from the manufacturer (we know, it is very disappointing to us, too). Use the opportunity to mix up the design and make it yours by substituting similar products or altering the entire color scheme—it’s up to you!
Czech Glass Copper and Green Round Dragonfly Button
Code BTN-362
Material Glass Brand Raven's Journey Sold Individually Place Of Origin Czech Republic
1
$13.99
$9.15
3 $12.88 $8.43
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Fern Green
Code 5000-FGN4
Material Crystal Brand Swarovski Dimensions 4mm Sold Individually Place Of Origin Austria
1
$0.34
$0.28
20 $0.29 $0.24
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Crystal Pearl Mystic Black
Code 5810-MBLACK5
Material Crystal Brand Swarovski Dimensions 5mm Hole Size 0.9mm Sold Individually Place Of Origin Austria
1
$0.13
$0.11
50 $0.11 $0.09
3.8x1mm Czech Glass Crystal Capri Gold O Bead 8 gram Pack
Code BEADS-0425
Material Glass Sold in 8g Bags Place Of Origin Czech Republic
1
$5.31
$4.73
3 $4.79 $4.26
TOHO Bead Round 11/0 Metallic Dark Copper
Code TBRD11-222
Material Glass Brand TOHO Sold in 8g Bags Place Of Origin Japan
1
$2.86
$2.54
3 $2.54 $2.25
TierraCast 3/4-Inch Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Anna's Toggle and Clasp
Code CA-6160
Material Copper-Plated Finish Antiqued Brand TierraCast Sold by the Set Place Of Origin USA
1
$2.92
$2.35
3 $2.60 $2.09
8mm Copper 18 Gauge Open Jump Ring
Code FIND-1052
Material Natural Copper Dimensions 8.0 x 1.0mm Aspect Ratio 6.3x Thickness 18 Gauge Sold Individually
1
$0.10
$0.08
60 $0.08 $0.06
2-inch Antique Copper-Plated 20 Gauge Eyepin
Code BCA-EP20-22
Material Copper-Plated Finish Antiqued Thickness 20 Gauge Sold Individually
1
$0.15
$0.12
40 $0.12 $0.10
Sterling Silver 3 x 3mm Crimp Tube
Code SS-CRM5
Material Sterling Silver .925 Features Crimpable Sold Individually Place Of Origin USA
1
$0.31
$0.27
20 $0.26 $0.23
The BeadSmith Soutache Ornamental Rayon Braid 3 yd - Merlot
Code EMB-0042
Material Synthetic Fiber Brand BeadSmith Sold on Cards Place Of Origin USA
1
$2.79
$1.94
3 $2.49 $1.73
The BeadSmith Soutache Ornamental Rayon Braid 3 yd - Metallic Copper
Code EMB-0045
Material Synthetic Fiber Brand BeadSmith Sold on Cards Place Of Origin USA
1
$2.79
$1.92
3 $2.49 $1.71
The BeadSmith Soutache Ornamental Rayon Braid 3 yd - Black
Code EMB-0047
Material Synthetic Fiber Brand BeadSmith Sold on Cards Place Of Origin USA
1
$2.79
$2.26
3 $2.49 $2.01
Lillypilly Designs 4x8.5-Inch Plain Black Ultrasuede Sheet
Code EMBMT-0638
Material Faux Leather Brand Lillypilly Designs Place Of Origin USA
1
$5.38
$4.74
3 $4.85 $4.28
Sorry, this item is out of stock.
KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread, Dark Brown (55-Yard Spool)
Code STRNG-0112
Material Synthetic Fiber Brand KO Thread Sold on Spools Place Of Origin Japan
1
$4.49
$3.95
3 $3.99 $3.51
E6000 Glue 3.7 Fluid Ounces
Code E6000
Place Of Origin USA Important This item can only be shipped by ground transportation
1
$6.99
$6.12
The BeadSmith 10 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack
Code NEED-04
Brand BeadSmith Place Of Origin United Kingdom
1
$2.79
$2.47
Large Loop Scissors
Code TOOL-123
1
$5.29
$4.43
Sorry, this item is out of stock.
German Chain Nose Pliers
Code TOOL-500
Place Of Origin Germany
1
$21.99
$18.90
German Round Nose Pliers
Code TOOL-502
Place Of Origin Germany
1
$21.99
$18.68
German Side Cutter
Code TOOL-503
Place Of Origin Germany
1
$26.99
$22.59
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