Each dragonfly is around 7″ long and starts with an 18″ piece of florist wire. More wire is used to create the standing feet, eyes are made of beads and the wings are hand painted kozo paper with a wire frame. The body is wrapped with translucent ribbon.
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DIY Twine and Pearls Bracelet. Could use any beads.
Enamel and diamond 'Dragonfly' brooch, circa 1900. Modelled as a dragonfly, the wings composed of plique-à-jour enamel in shades of blue and green, trimmed by rose-cut diamonds, the body designed as a line of circular-cut diamonds, to a green enamel head, the diamonds together weighing approximately 2.40 carats, mounted in 10 karat white and yellow gold. #ArtNouveau #brooch

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AN ART NOUVEAU ENAMEL AND DIAMOND 'DRAGONFLY' BROOCH, CIRCA 1900. Realistically designed as a dragonfly, wings set en tremblant with pliqué-a-jour enamel, edged with rose-cut diamonds, the thorax, tail and head set with old mine-cut diamonds, mounted in 18 karat yellow gold. #ArtNouveau #brooch
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