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Turquoise Dragon (a Creel U inspiration)

About this design:

I absolutely love Creel's Sea Drake necklace (as well as the Earth Sky Dragon) and wanted to make/recreate a smaller version for myself. I could only hope to find as unique a dragon pendant like hers though! - but the one from Lima is still really cute...

Components:

Chrysocolla Pebbles, African Turquoise, Serpentine nuggets, Czech glass daggers, African Jade, Brass toggle, Patina dragon (All from LB)

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    H Rutkowski says:

    I love this!

  2. sweetjane
    sweetjane says:

    I love all the different gemstones you use. You really put pieces together quite well. You’ve inspired me to use some of the daggers that are in a lot of your pieces…they are in my cart. It’s really a give and take here in the design gallery. I always appreciate your encouragement GZ..it means a lot!

  3. Kimberlywilliams60
    Kimberlywilliams60 says:

    Gorgeous GZ !! I love how you used the daggers in this also and I love the mood of the African turquoise….This piece takes me to a library in the basement of an old church , light streaming in through a sliver of a window , dust swirls around as you open the book and just like magic the ancient dragon appears….will you live to tell the tale?

  4. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Just gorgeous. The colors go so well with the dragon. I love the combination of beads in your bracelet – the metal bead was unexpected. Beautiful. Your photos are lovely also.

  5. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    This super duper!

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    thegreenzebra says:

    Thank you all for the super nice comments! Sweetjane, I agree, it is a give and take. I have learned SO much in the short time I have been involved with this site/community (4 months now?) so I’m glad that I can help encourage YOU! I am constantly inspired and amazed by the work you all post and the helpful tips….
    I just want to add that I may have a slight addiction to the daggers…but I’m glad it’s spreading!!
    and Kim – I just love the scenerios you come up with – your imagination is fabulous! Beady & Pam, always so supportive,

  7. K Ralston
    K Ralston says:

    The dragon is awesome and I love the pebble beads. Great colors. Good heft. Love the story that Kimberly has spun for this piece. It describes it perfectly.

  8. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Dragon in the cool woods with sunlight on moss. I love it! Great design and a wonderful mix of beads, colors and shapes.

  9. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    I must say, I love texture in designs–and you use a lot of it with all the pebbles, nuggets, & daggers that are incorporated into your work. (Between the lines I’m saying I love you work!) All the layers create a sumptuous feel to these bracelets. The addition of the matte beads also add another dimension, along with a mysteriousness to the piece. You’ve got a great eye for combination of elements. It’s great to have a nice selection of beads on hand & have choices when creating. Or do you plan each out and buy accordingly? Is your stash growing? Watch out–it can develop a mind of it’s own! :)

  10. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    What a great design, GZ! The colors and textures are awesome and ditto on the dagger comments! I love the daggers! An awesome fall bracelet!

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    thegreenzebra says:

    Thank you so much KR, LRC, CC and Robin for your wonderful comments! Please remember that the things you are complimenting me on, I am learning from you all! – so thank you all for sharing your designs.
    CC – I guess it’s a combination of both planning, using what I have and buying what I think will go with a piece. and yes my stash is finally growing so that I have a good selection. Thank you again for your kind words, I feel the same way about your work that I just saw in the Gallery!! Beautiful!!

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    AGKParker says:

    This is amazing! I love all the colors and the theme. It looks pretty heavy – which I like in bracelets – what string/wire do you think works best for the variety of beads that you use?

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    thegreenzebra says:

    Thanks very much AGKParker! So I use Soft Flex wire, .019 medium 49 strand – it seems really strong and long lasting, good for heavy beads, you know?

  14. Beadaholic1
    Beadaholic1 says:

    Oooooo…Loving all these beads. I am always drawn to earthy colors. So rich and luscious!

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