Welcome to week #3o of my year-long polymer clay dragon challenge. This week you get to meet Darnell.
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This week’s dragon is more about his accessories than the dragon himself.
While looking online for inspiration I came across these dragon bracelets by Night Sky Jewelry. You can see the influence on mine but I think mine has a very different feel.
If you’d like to keep up with my dragon creations this year, I’ve made a Thursday’s Dragon Pinterest board just for them.
Her technique reminded me of a faux druzy tutorial I saw some time ago. After watching it again, I immediately went out to Michael’s and bought all the supplies, including a dozen colors of glass glitter.
Here I am in the midst of experimenting with all the different combinations.
These were a lot of fun to make, but WHAT a mess. As I was cleaning up all I could think of was what the man said:
Haha, so true.
I really love the look of the little rice shaped bits along the spine instead of the spikes I usually add.
A tip for you, if you’re going to build a bracelet like this over a filigree blank, make sure you get the blank fitting you comfortably first because you don’t want to be changing the shape afterwards or pieces might pop off.
This bracelet is surprisingly comfortable to wear. Don’t know for what occasions, but wear it I will!
I chose his name because Darnell means hidden place, and it looks to me like he’s hiding in a cave somewhere with all his sparkly treasures.
Even if you never make a dragon you can have a lot of fun making your own sparkly treasures. These faux druzies would be fun to make with the kids, as well. 🙂 I made my own bezels out of clay, but you can keep it simple and use purchased ones.
To learn why I’m making a dragon every week check out this post on Errol, dragon #1, for the details.