Hi, this is Svara!
This beautiful dragonfly took a long time to make. At first I thought I could make quilled eyes that would fit perfectly in the head. But then I saw my mom sorting through her little plastic beads. I thought they would work perfectly for eyes. So I chose some little red beads and they looked just right. At first I thought I would also put it on a card to give to somebody, but I haven’t gotten a chance yet.
To make this dragonfly I used a circle guide board to make the 4 circles for the wings. Then I pinched them on two sides and put them aside while I made the body. I used a normal slotted quilling tool to make the pieces for the body and the head. Then I glued together the body and wings. Then I put two little spots of glue on the head. I used tweezers to put the beads on the spots of glue. I let it dry for about a day.
Warning if you make this dragonfly: If you pick up the dragonfly without it being on a flat surface, the middle of the wings will go down. So be aware of how you hold it.
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Svara your paper quilled dragonfly is beautiful! What talent you have. I can see that you take after your mother. I am so impressed with the detail and careful choices you’ve made with this piece. I often encourage children to try quilling and you are proof that it can be done really well. I look forward to seeing more of your work!