The veins on the larger dragonfly's wings is now completed. Time now to work on the body. Before starting the wings I put a layer of padding on the head and body - several strands of cotton thread.
A black bead for the head with two clear glass beads either side for eyes.
Imitation jap and purl purl are couched over the cotton padding to form the body.
A piece of felt padding and a piece of gold coloured leather cut to size ready to sew on for the thorax.
The felt padding has been stitched to form thorax and blue stripes finish the abdomen.
The finished dragonfly, the gold coloured leather has been sewn over the felt padding.