Just finished the new tutorial for my beaded 3d dolphin whale, I made five of them in different colours for myself as phone and bag charms. See them at: Beaded Dolphin Whale photos
Using size 11/0 glass seed beads and the right angle weave beading technique, so each of them is only around two inches long. You can make bigger ones with bigger beads or even crystals.
See the free tutorial at: Beaded Dolphin Whale Free tutorial link
Thanks for looking!