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March 14, 2011
Check out all the dragons made with Bead Dragon Instructions by =ChimeraDragonfang!! This design resource is like visiting a tiny hatchery of baby dragons, all created with this fabulous pattern. The instructions are included for beading your very own little pet dragon toy. It's free even for commercial purposes as long as you link back to the tutorial and show =ChimeraDragonfang anything you create from her adorable pattern.
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Bead Dragon Instructions



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.

:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred: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.:bulletred::bulletred::bulletred:

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.

Industrial-Pop has a simplified-for-wire-use wing diagram here.

Line-of-Birds has a journal entry with some information the more inexperienced beadworker might find useful.

Miryl 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 by Rrkra

If you find anything screwy with it, or any parts which you don't understand or want clarified, let me know.

2011-03-14: :woohoo: My third DD! :la: I will 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.

Rydiathedragon432 has gone and actually taken up/completed the unofficial challenge to make one out of tennis balls, and I am indeed duly impressed.
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Kherry-on-top's avatar

Are there any videos on how to do this anywhere? Or at least just the wings? Thank you!