Take me home, country roads!
Let's go shopping! Inspire me! Teach Me! Show me the eye candy! Inform me!

InspirationFX
Get your creative juices flowing
Need some help with some of the techniques? Check our tips page.

(Components list at bottom of page)

Dragon Phoenix Tiger

by: Dwyn Tomlinson

What could be more inspiring than copper beads and turquoise/aqua beads? Why - throwing some black into the mix! I was just fiddling around, stringing some beads next to each other just to see how they fit together - bead caps with beads, etc, - and discovered I really liked the copper/aqua/black combo!

See the component list below for which bead corresponds to which letter for the pattern.

Overall length is about 28 inches.

String a Copper Basket bead to the centre of your beading wire, (Bead B) and then string on each side in the following sequence from the centre.

c s d s c b c s d s c b c dragon
c b c s d s d s d s c b c s d s d s d s 
c b c o c b c
s d s d s d s
c s d s d s d s c
b c s d s d s d s
c s d s d s d s c

and finish with crimps and clasp

(that felt like typing a strand of DNA!)


And you check out the blog entry regarding the Oops that went with making this!

          
Share on Facebook

email to a friend


















Components
Clicking on components links will open a new window so that you don't lose this page.
Qty: 2 helcbc04cp Findings - 4 mm Crimp Bead Covers - Bright Copper (10)Price: $ 1.30
per
Sorry - this item
is unavailable.
Qty: 1 s19873 Findings - Clasp - Toggle - Classic Wrap - Bright CopperPrice: $ 1.20
per
In Stock
Qty: 2 heltcb316c Findings - Crimps - 2 mm Tubes - Copper (50)Price: $ 3.55
per
Sorry - this item
is unavailable.
Qty: 40 s10583 Firepolish - 9 x 6 mm Faceted Donut - Turkish Adventure (strand 25)

(Bead d (donut))

Price: $ 12.19
per
In Stock
Qty: 15 s19883 Metal Beads - Swirlin' Bead Baskets - Antiqued Copper (1)

(Bead B (basket))

Price: $ 0.60
per
Sorry - this item
is unavailable.
Qty: 2 s19875 Metal Beads - 11 mm Double Beaded Circle and Twist Rope Centre - Antique Copper

(Bead O (Other big bead))

Price: $ 1.10
per
Sorry - this item
is unavailable.
Qty: 56 s19889 Metal Beads - 5 mm Daisy Spacers - Copper (10 grams)

(Bead S (spacer))

Price: $ 5.20
per
Sorry - this item
is unavailable.
25001013 Softflex (tm) Beading Wire - 30 ft .014 (Fine) - Copper Colour (Spool)

(I used some discontinued gold that was lying around. I suggest using a warm colour, copper, gold, champagne, rather than a cool colour, silver, grey etc.)

Price: $ 17.70
per
Sorry - this item
is unavailable.
Qty: 2 s19901 Stone Beads - Carved Olive - Dragon and Phoenix - Onyx (1)

(Bead Dragon)

Price: $ 4.30
per
Sorry - this item
is unavailable.
Qty: 36 27753011441361 Swarovski Bead - 4 mm Faceted Bicone (5301) - Light Azore AB (36)

(Bead C (crystal))

Price: $ 6.42
per
In Stock

Home Page Main Bead Listing Read our Blog Email us a question FAQs Stay Informed
(join our mailing list)
Shipping
Tollfree +1.877.473.BEAD (2323) | +1.416.751.1911
Copyright 2013 - BeadFX 2012. All rights reserved