DIRK is a fully crafted dragonfly for the creator/crafter who would like to incorporate a dragonfly into their own project. Unique, festive glitter and sparkle.

An extra length of copper wire is included with DIRK for adding him to your piece. He can also be hot-glued if that is more appropriate for your project.

Attach him as a bow on a gift for a dragonfly lover,  onto a branch in a rustic holiday planter display,  on a wreath such my original project. The possibilities for DIRK’s incorporation are endless!

DIRK was the first item created at Hazy Dayz Dragonflies. He was designed for a wreath to enhance my entry door.

Five months later, November 2019, the choice to figure out how to create a dragonfly, combined with ingenuity to produce different styles, all available here, and a relentless work ethic and a I have a business of my own.

DIRK can be attached to your project by Hot Glue or by using the supplied copper wire, the same type wire as that with which he is bound.

To attach length of supplied wire: **(Not required if hot gluing to project. Please refer to last paragraph.) ( I have started producing with wire partially wrapped. Now you can start reading part way through Step 4 below.)

 1. Tuck approximately 1/4-inch of wire end into the underside of his neck bands -or body if neck bands are too tight to pike the wire under. Sometimes I am not aware of my own strength while I am making them.

2. While holding wire end in place, with a thumb, wrap remaining length twice snugly around her neck. Do not worry, as handsome as they are, you will not harm them. They are not real.

3.  Lead wire under body and wrap once or twice around body closest to winged section. You may want to check to see which side of body to begin wrap from so the wire blends with the diagonal pattern already in place on your dragonfly. Wire should now be secure, leaving half its length available for wrapping around your project piece.

4.  Draw tight down and under the body where the wings meet.  Wind around the lower body once or twice then the remaining length can be attached to your project. It may be easier to wire to your project before wrapping your dragonfly or butterfly with the extra wire, sort of like winding up a ball of yarn. Your dragonfly supported by its wire and situated slightly proud of your project may lend to a more realistic effect – as if in flight.

**If hot gluing, understand that copper is the best conductor of heat – the reason it is used for electrical wiring in your home. Your whole dragonfly/butterfly will heat up with one dollop of glue placed anywhere on it. Be ready. I was not the first time. Lesson learned with a mess on the countertop until it cooled.

 

These crafting instructions supplied with product purchase as well.

 

Available in 5 finishes: BRIGHT Copper (Original); FLAMED Copper; VERDIGRIS Patina; COLOURFUL Ink; and HAMMERED Copper.

Dragonfly – 8.5 cm (3-1/2″) wide  x 8.5 cm (3-1/2″) tall.

Copper Wire, 23 cm (9″)

Unit weight – 6 grams,  (0.21 oz).

Free ground shipping.

 

Weight0.005 kg
Dimensions8.5 × 8.5 × 1 cm
Finish

Bright Copper, Flame-painted Copper, Verdigris Patina, Colourful Ink, Hammered Copper

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