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  • Tana R
    Tana R on “Gifted”:
    “I looked at the time on my message, it's not really 2:46 am! It's still the…” read »

  • Tana R
    Tana R on “Gifted”:
    “Very groovy, Annie! I have to ask, is it choker style? I imagined campfire and guitar…” read »

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    wellsdalakaJulie on “River Stones”:
    “This looks so peaceful and lovely, with all the elements in perfect balance.…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “River Stones”:
    “The stones are gorgeous whatever name they go by! I like your choice of smokey quartz…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Circles with a Sharpie”:
    “Thank you LRC! I am anxious to try out your instructions. They are…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “River Stones”:
    “Yes, I believe it is the same stone, just a different name.…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Circles with a Sharpie”:
    “Well rats! I goofed setting this whole thing up. That's what happens when you…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “River Stones”:
    “Love the soft muted colors! It looks like the pendant and the Wild Horse Jasper…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Wow! This is wonderful. Love these necklaces and tiger eye is a favourite of…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall?”:
    “I too love the bracelets you keep coming up with - you definitely have a wonderful…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “I love the soft muted colours - so serene and relaxing. Beautiful design!…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “I took a Class”:
    “Amazing! Can't believe this is your first time weaving! I am very impressed!…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Fall Tones”:
    “I love this colour mixture and the design is so appealing - very nice.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Ooooh - this is so cool and I love it all especially the turtles. :) …” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “River Stones”:
    “This is gorgeous - love the stones - love the design. Fantastic!…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Beautiful Gail! I agree the turtles are such a cute addition.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “Gifted”:
    “Thank you - still lots of wood beads left to play with.…” read »

  • C Ferguson aka Annie
    C Ferguson aka Annie on “I took a Class”:
    “Thanks ladies. It was fun, but intense. Kept repeating the mantra: single up…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Gorgeous stone combo! And what a cute 'lil furry critter!…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Gorgeous!…” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Fall?”:
    “Yummy components and beads! I love your style and aesthetic!!!!!!!…” read »

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    puppychick labratbecky on “I took a Class”:
    “Love the weaving! Must have been a blast! :) …” read »

  • puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky on “Turtle Beach”:
    “IMHO more is more! I love it either way but I am partial to extra details…” read »

  • sweetjane
    sweetjane on “Fall?”:
    “Thanks to everyone for their lovely comments! This was certainly fun to make!…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “* would look GREAT with *…” read »

  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “I love it! Very earthy and ethnic. It would look with a off-white flowing sun dress…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Glad to know I'm not the only one who fiddles. Great design. Love the soft…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Gifted”:
    “I like it too. Definitely has an ethnic vibe. Love wood, love all the components,…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “I took a Class”:
    “Wire weaving? You're a "greenie?" I'd say you are well on your way to being…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Fantastic color, excellent design. Love it! :) …” read »

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    Little Round Chick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Key boards and computers are not trustworthy..... they are electronic devices with minds of their own. Now…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Fall?”:
    “Ditto to all of the above comments. This is a great way to welcome fall...just…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Thanks for all of the compliments everyone. The tiger eye is one of my favorites.…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “It's funny because when I type my son's name it always changes it to "sidenote" or…” read »

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    Mahala RockChick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Thank You ladies!…” read »

  • Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I love copper and you really are the master.…” read »

  • Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings on “Gifted”:
    “Very,very nice.…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “I took a Class”:
    “Wow! I agree with Donna, this piece looks very complicated but you certainly did fantastic with…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Gifted”:
    “Oooooo! Wonderful tribal design!! Love the African clay beads and the wood spacers really set them…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Gifted”:
    “I've never seen such interesting wooden beads, and you've really highlighted them here. The African clay…” read »

Guardian


About this design:

This piece is one of my new projects, I'm on a "glue" kick. The dragon is glued to the blue "jade" stone, which is glued to the brass filigree. I've been making focals by layering/glueing and this one was easy, almost went together on it's own. The chain is vintage brass with czech crystals for a little color. The necklace measure 20" and has a 3' extender chain. The earrings are 1" long.

Components:

Brass chain, filigree, findings, gold plated ear wires, czech crystals 6mm, "jade" stone finding, glue.

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Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Elaine aka Belly Chick
    Elaine aka Belly Chick says:

    Stunning…and so is the little fellow that’s holding it!!! :-D

  2. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    This is so neat, I love the jade stone you used, and the filigree in the back makes it perfect.

  3. karen blasdel
    karen blasdel says:

    This is stunning!!! I love the colors..my favorite, and what a cool idea of layering. Your dragon is a real sweetie!!!! Awesome job!!

  4. sunny chick
    sunny chick says:

    Fabulous pendant! Love the little dragon! :)

  5. Joyce M
    Joyce M says:

    You have some of the most wonderful little dragons! Love this! Fantastic color! Fantastic design!

  6. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Beautiful Cookie!

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    Orchid Betty says:

    Wow this is amazing, absolutely gorgeous! I really love the way you layered the pieces and the dragon displaying it is so cute!
    What type of glue did you use and dose it hold on the long run because of the weight of the stone?

  8. Vampire Chickie Ravin
    Vampire Chickie Ravin says:

    O. M. G. Fave! This is just beyond words, love it!

  9. Green Eyed Lady Chick
    Green Eyed Lady Chick says:

    Wow I’m loving this one!! It’s gorgeous!!!!!

  10. Mommykat Bubbly Chick
    Mommykat Bubbly Chick says:

    Oh, this is really delicious looking!! I like very much!

  11. ZCris
    ZCris says:

    I like your creation!!!
    cri

  12. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    Thank you very much ladies! I used Dazzle Tac which is a jewelry glue. I’ve used it before to repair china/pottery and small pieces of jewelry with excellent results so I’m hoping this will hold up well also. It sure feels solid!! :)

  13. Shanti P
    Shanti P says:

    Very cool!!!

  14. Cuban Queen Crazy Chick
    Cuban Queen Crazy Chick says:

    Wow this is so cool!! The pendant you created is beautiful and the turquoise/gold color combo looks fantastic. :D

  15. SpicyChick AKA Ginger
    SpicyChick AKA Ginger says:

    Fantastic design! Added to my favorites…great work!

  16. Dragons Chicky
    Dragons Chicky says:

    Thank you, thank you ladies. :D
    Lydia (my dragon) wanted to show off a bit.

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  17. grama rose aka stormy
    grama rose aka stormy says:

    I love it!!! I always glue my fingers and it takes days to get it off…I could wear gloves! I absolutly adore this set!!!!

  18. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Cookie, this set is gorgeous!!! I love the way you’ve layered the pendant design — fabulous!!! Lydia is an excellent model, too! :D

  19. Pam E aka funky tulip
    Pam E aka funky tulip says:

    this is so cool — love the colors and the idea. beautiful!!!!

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