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    S KatollakaSue on “Owl's Nest”:
    “It's a really beautiful piece. Love the colors and components, and am severely envious of your…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Owl's Nest”:
    “I love that owl bar too! The beads you put with it are perfect!…” read »

  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Thanks kye! I found a site that sells Mag-Lok clasps for 1.99 and they…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Vintaj sells a natural brass magnet clasp I use a lot. It's really strong and matches…” read »

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Gorgeous. Love the colours and the focal.. How can you go wrong with owls…” read »

  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Thanks everyone! Kye and Moogie.....helpful tips are always appreciated.…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Owl's Nest”:
    “I can see why you fell in love with that owl bar. It is so neat.…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “Owl's Nest”:
    “I love the colors of the beads & how well they go with the bar &…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Ditto! and a Fave!…” read »

  • Deb Harding
    Deb Harding on “Owl's Nest”:
    “So cute. Beads are also pefect compliment to the bar. I love your chain and jump…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “Owl's Nest”:
    “This is so cute! Love the colors!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Owl's Nest”:
    “Absolutely, positively stunning!! You have found the perfect beads to go with the darling bracelet…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “All wrapped up...”:
    “Thanks, again! I am in total agreement about Rena over at Jewelry Making Journal...lots of…” read »

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    Kerrycasey1956 on “Paint Drops”:
    “Will you be getting any more of the multi color teardrop chain in? I would love to…” read »

  • Sophiebug
    Sophiebug on “All wrapped up...”:
    “I bow to your superior skills with wire! This is stunning, just so unique! Lots to…” read »

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    Sophiebug on “Celestial Connection”:
    “This has an "other-worldly" look. The colors and balance are perfect. And the focal! Really beautiful.…” read »

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    Sophiebug on “Earthy Mix”:
    “The pendant is drop dead gorgeous! The whole piece is lovely and the clasp! Very nice!…” read »

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    Sophiebug on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “This is stunning! I love the colors and I, too, am a huge fan of bronze.…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Awww, thanks everyone. You're the best! Got the little bells from Lima! They ARE cute! And…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “All wrapped up...”:
    “Hey Lynda, I know I wrote a comment but I don't see it here... So, I love…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Wow! This is so amazing! I never would have thought of putting all this together but…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Earthy Mix”:
    “The beads look fabulous with your pendent! I know how difficult it can be to take…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Gorgeous pendant - what a wonderful job you have made with it. The filigree echoes…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Just gorgeous Moogie. Such a rich looking set. There is so much to look…” read »

  • Snnje B
    Snnje B on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Love it!…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Oops!!! I meant to say bronze.…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Beautiful set!I agree with Fresh Baked- I keep looking at the necklace and find something new…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Earthy Mix”:
    “This is sooo beautiful! Love how the filigree compliments the detail in the pendant.…” read »

  • Annabel
    Annabel on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Love that pendant! Very pretty.…” read »

  • Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Thanks so much everyone!…” read »

  • Moogie
    Moogie on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Oh you are so good with polymer clay! Did you play with Playdoh alot as a…” read »

  • beadinggma
    beadinggma on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Your work keeps getting more beautiful!!! The pendant is gorgeous and you have a knack…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Such a rich mix of metal and beads...especially on the layered necklace. Every inch has something…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “Earthy Mix”:
    “The pendent is beautiful! Looking forward to seeing more of your PC work.…” read »

  • Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked on “Celestial Connection”:
    “Fun and edgy set of jewelry...Love the iridescent colors!…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “A beautiful, simply elegant set where every element speaks affectionately with every other one. I'd wear…” read »

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    S KatollakaSue on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Pendant, gorgeous. Beads, also. What really catches my attention is the clasp arrangement! It's really pretty…” read »

  • Deb Harding
    Deb Harding on “Earthy Mix”:
    “Absolutely beautiful! This caught my eye as soon as I opened the page. I love your…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Earthy Mix”:
    “I love the pendant! The beads enhance it so well, also. The colors are…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Bronze Beauty”:
    “Moogie, this is a great necklace to showcase each and every component of this great necklace!…” read »

3D Dragon


About this design:

This dragon has taken YEARS to complete the pattern for, and it is most dificult to do when working witht eh smaller beads and such.
I started this pattern when I was 18 (am now 29) it wasnt perfected till I was 26. And this whole dragon theme I have is thanks to the woman who has made the biggest impact in my life...my mom, aka Dragon Lady of Clover Park Tech. School. She wanted a dragon, and I mde her the funniest looking one I ever mde, from that, the idea grew and grew, until...TA DA!!!

I used for this one, Pony Beads and 20g wire. He is 18" aprox. nose to tail tip. His wing span is 17" - 18". He has a forked tongue and four feet he stands on perfectly.
I have made ones as small as 4" out of seed beads, and one that was 8" out of 4mm stone round beads.
I do offer to people with a passion for the Dragon, an oppertunity to learn to make these, but it is hard to do, and I cant put instructions on here because 99% is in my head and only comes out when I work on them.
There are other patterns for the back, instead of a diamond there is an upside down "v" or stripes.
I hope all the dragon lovers out there enjoy

Components:

Beads, Wire

Additional Images:



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    WOW! I cannot begin to imagine the hours of work you put into this amazing dragon! You must feel so proud to have finally completed it. It is amazing! I just saw that movie “How to Train a Dragon” Loved it! And I love your dragon, too!

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    BayLady says:

    Heyyy, I just showed this to my 10 y/o son. He thinks it’s very cool, and it should be a centerpiece on a table! Very Creative DM!! :-D

  3. Chickie Dragon Mamma
    Chickie Dragon Mamma says:

    Thank you
    @MTDesigns, yes it took many hours to design and get right, then they got easier to make and now can put together a 18″ dragon in about 4 hours if not interupted too much.
    @BayLady, I love to make the larger ones for children, they are always so fcinated by them. My daughter (2 yo) calls them her Rawrs.
    I do occasionally sell these to people who love dragons, but havent had a lot of customers because it is all word of mouth. anyone interested?

  4. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    who how did you do this! so amazing and what alot of work! just love it! My grandson is a big lover of dragons!

  5. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    Wow what a work of art!!!

  6. Green Eyed Lady Chick
    Green Eyed Lady Chick says:

    Wonderful!!! Very cool my nephews would love this!
    All your hard work payed off he’s great!

  7. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Amazing!!! Great job! :-D

  8. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    This would go great in my school district. We are the Central Scarlet Dragons. The high school would love them, and the intermediate school just had a big “baby dragon” statue placed outside. If you send me some info perhaps I can get the word out for you.

  9. KittyMom Linda
    KittyMom Linda says:

    Are you into making bunches if the opportunity exists? How much do you want for a sample one to show?

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    Valley Girl says:

    Very cool dragon… Love it.

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    Faithful Chick aka Faith says:

    What a facinating project. You definitely have persistance to have worked so long to design the dragons. What an accomplishment. Must have been fun to work on also.

  12. Frida
    Frida says:

    Ohh soo cool! Way to go!

  13. Chickie Dragon Mamma
    Chickie Dragon Mamma says:

    @KittyMom Linda, please email me at c_d_shenck@yahoo.com to learn more about the dragons, a sample in he large size will be a $25 plus shiping…other than that I will send a long pictures of the smallest one to give you a perspective of size. Please let me know more in an email. thank you

  14. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    Okay….I’m floored! This is just an amazing piece of dragon art, I love dragons, I love this, I bow to your creative greatness. This dragon just flew right into my faves!

  15. Chickie Dragon Mamma
    Chickie Dragon Mamma says:

    I added a new pic. There is a pic of a “Baby” he is less than four inches long, nest to him is a quarter to show exactly the size comparison

  16. DragonDreams
    DragonDreams says:

    Would you consider selling the pattern, or maybe a video of you making one of these? I HAVE to have one of these. PLEASE. :) email me (dragon.dreamz@yahoo.com)

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