I've always found some of my best designs are born when I'm creating for someone else. This necklace was a gift to my sister - she just turned 15 on the 9th. I hand sculpted the little dragon with all its tiny scales in an ivory/pearl mixture and wrapped it around a fire agate bead. After baking I added the washes to give it an aged look.
A couple days later three more dragons hatched out:
What do you think? Kinda cute? Maybe one day I'll manage a fierce looking dragon! ;-)
Dragon number 2.
Dragon number 3.
And dragon number 4 - I know number names aren't great, but they sure are easy!
A handful of little dragons - who could resist one of these little guys sitting close to their heart!
I still have 5 beads just waiting for a dragon and then they'll be off to my Etsy shop to hopefully find homes. And after that it's on to more dragons with more beads - and there are a few other creatures taking shape in my mind - maybe an owl, a phoenix, a horse...