Oriental inspiration, using a variety of materials - bone, faux bone, jade, turquoise, with a breeze from the orient blowing through the page.
The Kiss of the Dragon
An ox bone dragon in a double wire weave in patinated copper over a frame of non-tarnish copper, 3" long forms the focal pendant. Red howlite beads in the weave pick out the pendant and complement the weave. It is carried by a multi-strand necklace, 22" long. Fire agate beads in white and burnt sugar brown, coral and brass spacer beads, peachy mother of pearl, turquoise, wood and howlite nuggets as well as glass seed beads in a bohemian necklace with a light and summery look, with an ornamental hook as closure. A very interesting conversation starter with a WOW!! factor.
A bright red cinnabar tile pendant, intricately carved with a dragon, a phoenix and a peony, is carried on a necklace of hand carved bone beads - the discs of bovine bone are dyed back with characters carved into them, and yet others are in an ivory colour, and carved into flowers. I have added turquoise beads for contrast and crowned the pendant with lost wax cast Kenyan brass beads. Turquoise bead and brass beads dangle from the pendant. A toggle clasp finishes the necklace securely. This is a very elegant and interesting necklace and can be styled with many outfits in your wardrobe. There are red cinnabar earrings to match on the earrings page if you wish a coordinated look.