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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!
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
3 $4.85
Sorry, this item is out of stock.
The BeadSmith Soutache Ornamental Rayon Braid 3 yd - Merlot
Code EMB-0042
Material Synthetic Fiber Brand BeadSmith Place Of Origin USA
1 $2.79
3 $2.49
German Round Nose Pliers
Code TOOL-502
Place Of Origin Germany
1 $21.99
Swarovski 5810 5mm Round Crystal Pearl Mystic Black
Code 5810-MBLACK5
Material Crystal Brand Swarovski Dimensions 5mm Place Of Origin Austria
1
$0.13
$0.09
50 $0.11 $0.07
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
1 $0.10
60 $0.08
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
3 $2.54
2-inch Antique Copper-Plated 20 Gauge Eyepin
Code BCA-EP20-22
Material Copper-Plated Finish Antiqued Thickness 20 Gauge
1 $0.15
40 $0.12
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
TierraCast 3/4-Inch Antique Copper-Plated Pewter Anna's Toggle and Clasp
Code CA-6160
Material Copper-Plated Finish Antiqued Brand TierraCast Place Of Origin USA
1 $2.92
3 $2.60
German Side Cutter
Code TOOL-503
Place Of Origin Germany
1 $26.99
Sterling Silver 3 x 3mm Crimp Tube
Code SS-CRM5
Material Sterling Silver .925 Features Crimpable Place Of Origin USA
1 $0.31
20 $0.26
Patricia Healey Copper Small End Cap
Code FIND-0756
Material Natural Copper Brand Patricia Healey Place Of Origin USA
1 $7.38
The BeadSmith Soutache Ornamental Rayon Braid 3 yd - Black
Code EMB-0047
Material Synthetic Fiber Brand BeadSmith Place Of Origin USA
1 $2.79
3 $2.49
Large Loop Scissors
Code TOOL-123
1 $5.29
The BeadSmith Soutache Ornamental Rayon Braid 3 yd - Metallic Copper
Code EMB-0045
Material Synthetic Fiber Brand BeadSmith Place Of Origin USA
1 $2.79
3 $2.49
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Fern Green
Code 5000-FGN4
Material Crystal Brand Swarovski Dimensions 4mm Place Of Origin Austria
1
$0.34
$0.23
20 $0.29 $0.20
German Chain Nose Pliers
Code TOOL-500
Place Of Origin Germany
1 $21.99
Sorry, this item is out of stock.
Czech Glass Copper and Green Round Dragonfly Button
Code BTN-362
Material Glass Place Of Origin Czech Republic
1 $13.99
3 $12.88
The BeadSmith 10 Long English Beading Needles 4-Pack
Code NEED-04
Brand BeadSmith Place Of Origin United Kingdom
1 $2.79
Swarovski 5860 10mm Coin Crystal Pearl Bordeaux
Code 5860-BXP10
Material Crystal Brand Swarovski Dimensions 10mm Place Of Origin Austria
1
$0.82
$0.57
7 $0.71 $0.49
KO Nylon Japanese Beading Thread 55 yd Spool - Dark Brown
Code STRNG-0112
Material Synthetic Fiber Brand KO Thread Sold on Spools Place Of Origin Japan
1 $4.49
3 $3.99
The BeadSmith 4.25x5.5-Inch Black Bead Backing
Code EMB-0016
Brand BeadSmith Place Of Origin USA
1 $2.19
3 $1.94
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
3 $4.79
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