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Dragon Inspiration

December 21, 2016 , In: Blog Hops, Design Challenge, Glass, Mixed Media
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I am currently working away on idea’s for the December themed challenge – Dragons, and thought I would share some of my inspiration/desired items here. It is no secret that I love (am addicted) to lampwork beads and I am very much in awe of Oksana Puzhalova’s stunning dragons….

They are just so bright and jewel like, perfect for hoarding, and then there are all of these….

The wonderfully wise looking dragon with the black background is by our very own and Very talented Laney, Then there is of course those green dragon scale beads by Na0sGlass, the dragon set of beads are by the multi talented Hannah Rachel and of course the dragon eye bead by the brilliant Sally Sutherland all of which I would love!

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten”
Niel Gaiman, Coraline
 

And oh my, these dragons by the incredibly talented Kerri Fuhr just leave me stunned! I love everything about them, the colours, the attention to detail, the facial expressions and how each one looks so very unique (can you tell I am a HUGE Kerri fan)!

The stunning art work above (and the featured image at the top of the post) is by the amazing artist Tatiana Makeeva over at Deviant art, I just love her attention to detail, It makes you want to reach out and feel his cold, scaly snake like neck.

And if you are still looking for inspiration? Well what about one of these fab tutorials from ETSY….

  1. Polymer Clay Dragon Locket Pendant Tutorial by My Mandarin Ducky
  2. DIRK the dragon crochet pattern by lalylala
  3. PDF Tutorial wire wrapped sculpture Dragon by UrsulaJewelry
  4. PDF Tutorial Needle Felted Dragon by SvetlanaToys
  5. Eastern & Western Dragon Plush by CholyKnight
  6. Dragon DIY printable paper model kit by 2DIYprojects
  7. Felt Toy PDF Pattern – Baby Dragon by robynabobbin
  8. Beading Tutorial Pattern – Superduo Beaded Bracelet by SimpleBeadPatterns
  9. Dragon Eye 14 Count Cross Stitch Chart by BluebellThreads

 

“I desired dragons with a profound desire, of course, I in my timid body did not wish to have them in the neighbourhood. But the world that contained even the imagination of Fafnir was richer and more beautiful, at whatever the cost of peril.”
J.R.R.Tolkien 

 

I have also been watching lots of dragon related films and one of the best/scariest dragons films that just sticks in my head is The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug. I love how Smaug was portrayed and after watching this clip of how it was made….

I think Benedict Cumberbatch is possibly one of the scariest actors ever!

I am currently waiting for the book How to Draw Dragons by Mark Bergin to arrive as all my own attempts so far look rather like the Lock Ness Monster!

Jenny also has this wonderful post full of dragon inspiration too, so make sure you check it out!

If you would like to be included in the blog reveal on the 7th, please email me silverniknats @ email . com (remove spaces) or send me a Facebook message. emails/Messages need to be received by January 4th to be included, I look forward to seeing everyones designs!

 

Niky Sayers

Niky Sayers started creating jewellery 6 years ago after stumbling across a jewellery making blog while looking for a hobby. She is a stay at home mum with hermit like tendencies, a mild addiction to coffee and chocolate and a love of all things handmade or antique/rusty. While not raising her tribe she like to keep as busy as possible playing with metal sheet, wire and other treasures and trinkets all at her kitchen table in Surrey, England.
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    I am beyond excited about this month’s theme!!! I have so many ideas of things I want to make but the Christmas holiday is getting in the way…. Oh well, I will have at least one piece made with many others in various stages of completion. You have inspired a whole series of projects for me!

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    Very cool! I can’t wait too see the designs from this inspiration.

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