Attach the crystal to your fabric. Sew through the crystal again,
adding alternating seed and bugle beads until you get the desired length
for your dragonfly body. Keep in mind the form and length of a dragonfly.
Long and narrow. To make the body bend, using a small stitch, pull the
beaded body over and tack, moving to each segment. A slight "U" shape is
all you need, not a drastic "V". Bring your organza up through the
fabric in the joint between the first and second bead segment. Make a
Japanese Ribbon stitch to form the wing. Do this again just under your
first wing only making it a bit shorter. Repeat for other side. Using
metallic filament, work a single feather stitch down each wing.
I make these simple dragonflies in all colors to match my CQ project. I
believe dragonflies are dancing jewels which can be added to every project
for that unexpected surprise.