I designed this pattern, but haven't got the bead colors to make it yet. I want to do it with a variety of finishes, ab finishes for the dragonfly wings and sun, opaque for the dragonfly bodies,and a matte translucent for the background.
Working with various finishes make the finishes stand out so much more.
Another option would be opaque for the background, transparents for the wings and sun, and then doing the bodies in the rainbow/metallic finishes.
Here's the pattern.
Please don't re-distribute the pattern itself, however, making them for gifts or pin money is allowed.
Our Crafts for Kids site has an awesome dragonfly project for small kids using easy to find crafting supplies.
BeadAngel has a wire and bead dragonfly brooch project that is friendly for kids 10 and up.
Unique Beaded Jewelry by Dragon has some amazing patterns for sale for dragonfly fringe necklaces.
I posted a dragonfly earring pattern on Christmas Day as a gift for my very good friend Lisa, who adores all things dragonfly.