Chinese Dragon

A playful wired companion to bring good luck.

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Long ago, in the dawn mists of the East China Sea, a red and gold dragon was born from the union of sea and sky. His body was covered with red matte scales, his crest and tail gleamed with gems, and his claws were tipped with gold. He was lonely. "I need a companion," thought the dragon. So he searched out craftspeople all over the world, looking for one who could make a friend for him.
Required Materials: Seed beads, delicas, triangles, crystals, bugle beads, wire. See project for complete list.
Tools Needed: Wire cutters. See project for complete list.
Techniques Used: Wirework, Ladder Stitch
Originally Published: Beadwork, February/March 2004

SKU: EP0736

Author/Speaker/Editor: Frances Fawcett

Format: eProject

Customer Reviews

Looks difficult, but instructions make it do-able! Review by Molly Kimball

I am fairly new at beading, and this was my first wire project. The instructions really made this project a joy to do. I''m now looking forward to doing more with wire! In fact, now that I''ve made this fellow in red, I''m about to help my 8-year-old son make a black one with green accents. Should be fun!

(Posted on 9/4/10)

Chinese Dragon Review by Alice Maddox

I made this pretty fellow in blue and silver. The project was in one of your magazines several years ago (sorry, it''s been long enough that I don''t remember) I oooh''d and ahhh''d enough that the beads were a birthday present especially for this project. Making him stand up took a stronger wire run along the body, but other than that the directions were easy to follow and he came out beautifully. I have him in a display box that looks like a cave, with a pile of beads for his treasure.

(Posted on 11/17/09)