Beaded Beasties

Derrick Armitage

“the jewels of nature”

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  • Night Flight, Beaded Dragonfly Box Frame

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  • Antique Land, Beaded Damselfly Box Frame

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  • Black Beetle, Box Frame Art

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  • Azure Hawker Beaded Dragonfly Box Frame

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  • Bulrush Bounty Beaded Dragonfly Box Frame

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  • On Azure Wings, Beaded Dragonfly Box Frame

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  • Peach Glow Beaded Dragonfly Box Frame

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  • Twilight Manoeuvres Beaded Dragonflies Box Frame

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  • Crystal Rain Beaded Dragonfly Box Frame

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  • Purple Profile Beaded Dragonfly Box Frame

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  • Steampunk Shore Beaded Dragonfly Box Frame

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  • Pearl Spider Beaded Beasties Box Frame

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  • Mini Turquoise Beaded Dragonfly Box Frame

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  • Exotic Waters Beaded Dragonfly Box Frame

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  • Seasonal Splendour Beaded Dragonfly Christmas Box Frame

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  • Frosty Glade Beaded Beasties Box Frame Art

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  • Stargazing Beaded Dragonfly Christmas Wreath Box Frame

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  • Amber Beaded Dragonfly Suncatcher Hanging Decoration

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  • Maritime Meanderings, Beaded Dragonfly Box Frame

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  • Rainbow Reflections Beaded Dragonfly Box Frame

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About Beaded Beasties

Beaded Beasties

Beautiful box frame artworks of beaded dragonflies and other insects.

Along with my partner, I was self-employed for thirty years, first as a guest house owner in Fife and Argyll and then a gift retailer here in Melrose in the beautiful Scottish Borders, but after closing the shop in 2017 I decided to use my time to explore my creative side.

I love photography and so my first foray was in reinventing my photographs as vibrant digital images. You can find some of them as cards and prints in my first Folksy shop: DArTworld - digitalimaginings.

More recently, I have been intrigued by the idea of creating small artworks of beaded insects with their own mini environment. For these I use a mix of new and recycled materials including old jewellery, raffia, pebbles, glass nuggets, leather and cotton cord and recycled greetings cards!

Dragonflies are one of our oldest and most fascinating insects with their unusual shape and vivid colouring so I love finding a selection of beads to create each one. Although I base my makes on the real creatures, they are not intended to be anatomically correct, simply colourful interpretations.

I hope you love them as much as I do.