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Jewlery: Dragon Brooch by Ranasp Jewlery: Dragon Brooch by Ranasp
Did I mention that I love dragons? How could I even try to keep them out of jewlery? :)

Made out of a bottom layer of brass with copper soldered onto it, the copper has a patina to make it look redder than usual. The stone is turquoise, as well as the beads that I used for eyes. (the pupils are the holes of the beads) The scales were stamped on with a metal working tool.

I wanted the dragons to be celtic, yet easy to tell apart from lizards, so I westernized it a bit.
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popnicute Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
beautiful! is it a brooch? :aww:
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Ranasp Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
Yep, although the pin part is weaker than I'd like.
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myosthis Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
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Ranasp Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
Aww thanks!
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Vegvisir Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
Nice work! :)
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Klarenden Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
Pretty sweet, and thats coming from a dragon fan..lol
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Ranasp Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008
Thanks! Always nice to meet a dragon fan. Er, a GOOD dragon fan. I just recently framed three pictures of horrible fat little cutesy dragons that were wretch-worthy, and apparently the woman has TONS of them. >_<
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Hrafenka Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2006
wow!Very pretty work!!I love cooper and the choice of stone is great!!
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Ranasp Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2006
Thanks, I was going nuts trying to figure out what stones I should use, when I just upended my pile of 'em and those called out to be used. :)
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silver-sehkmet Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2004  Professional Traditional Artist
That's pretty amazing stuff - to be able to mold a piece of jewelry that is truly unique. Very cool. :nod:
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