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Wire Bugs: How to Make Your Own Menagerie
by Odile Vailly
Learn to look at a junk drawer and see the makings of a collection of unique creatures. Using bottle caps, acorns, old spoons, plastic bags, and other found objects, readers can create a variety of projects. Designs in the book include dragonflies, ants, scarab beetles, praying mantises, bedbugs, stag beetles, and sixteen other whimsical insects for quirky home decor and o ...more
Paperback, 95 pages
Published August 9th 2010 by Stackpole Books
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I am so infatuated with this book and how the author uses everyday objects and natural pieces like nuts, seeds, twigs, wrapped paper beads, old spoons and drawer pulls to create bugs both large and small. I love the rustic creation and appearance of the bugs and am especially in awe of the project for the longhorned beetle, which I intend to make and place--larger than life--on my studio wall. Wire Bugs encourages the reader/crafter to use materials from the back yard and old junk drawers to cre ...more