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Birthstone Collection: December by HowManyDragons Birthstone Collection: December by HowManyDragons
This dragon represents December in my birthstone collection. December's birthstone is either blue zircon or turquoise, and this dragon sports a bit of both. He is holding a blue zircon rhinestone gem and has a matching gem on his forehead, while his belly is made out of inlaid turquoise chips. His body is turquoise blue and he has black accents - December is a dignified fellow!

I'd originally planned this dragon around turquoise, but the rhinestones that I ordered really don't look right for turquoise. Plus, they were labelled as blue zircon so I'm not sure who I thought I was going to fool besides myself... <_< Fortunately, I found a bag of turquoise chips that I'd completely forgotten about so I was able to add some of those in. This guy gets a bit of both gemstones, which I think is good?

This dragon is a repeatable design available for purchase on Etsy. You can find additional photos and sales information at his listing.

Previous birthstone dragons
Birthstone Collection: June by HowManyDragonsBirthstone Collection: July by HowManyDragonsBirthstone Collection: August by HowManyDragonsBirthstone Collection: September by HowManyDragonsBirthstone Collection: October by HowManyDragonsBirthstone Collection: November by HowManyDragons

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:iconjamielynweigt:
JamieLynWeigt Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2018
Hi Lindy!  One more time, I just wanted to let you know that I've featured your work in a post called December Birthstone Dragons by Various Artists on my dragon artwork blog (with proper attribution and links back, of course).  What can I say, I'm just a superfan!  I love your captions too... "I'm not sure who I thought I was going to fool besides myself..." :D (Big Grin)   It turned out great with the dual stones.  As always, you can find me at Writing Dragons, and this feature here.  Keep up the fantastic work!
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Shiro-Yukimura Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Actually, it's Blue Topaz as well. Blue Topaz was the original before Turquoise and Zircon.
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:iconthepyroplatypus:
ThePyroPlatypus Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like the way the blue goes with the black. The gem and the rocks(?) on its belly provide a much-needed detail and overall beauty. Nice job.
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:iconhowmanydragons:
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
Yes, the belly is made up of little turquoise chips. Glad you like!
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:iconmoonrose95:
Moonrose95 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I was born in December...but I can't afford that... *quietly sinks into my profile's darkness*
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:iconhowmanydragons:
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
Aww, there there. :pat:
At least looking's free, right? :]
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:iconkingdmitrithe1st:
KingDmitriThe1st Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
They be like:
Brother is that you?
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:icondragondrawer102:
DragonDrawer102 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student General Artist
This dragon is absolutely wonderful! I love it! You did a very good job on this! Well done!
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:iconhowmanydragons:
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Thank you!
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:icondragondrawer102:
DragonDrawer102 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Your welcome!
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:iconchocolatninja:
ChocolatNinja Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
He's so cute!
December girl approves :D
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:iconhowmanydragons:
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Haha, I'm glad to hear it! :D
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:iconbrakonu:
Brakonu Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awe lovely blues and excellent use of turquoise chips. The gem its holding isn't very visible but the colors is nice from what I can see
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:iconhowmanydragons:
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Yeah, his gem's pointed down so it's not the best position for taking pictures. I wasn't thinking about that aspect when working on this guy. ^^;
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:iconbrakonu:
Brakonu Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Its fine. Its still cute and awesome
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:iconrobert64dd:
Robert64dd Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student General Artist
Dragón Claus is coming to town XD
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:iconhowmanydragons:
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Haha, he's not really the right colors for that. :P
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:iconrobert64dd:
Robert64dd Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student General Artist
But he is the December dragón we can give him reindeer antlers or a Santa hat XD
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:icondarkgoddessk:
DarkGoddessK Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
That's my mom's birthstone! He's adorable!
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:iconcascadeninjawolf:
cascadeninjawolf Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the turquoise chips on his belly! Perfect!
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:iconmisslumastar:
MissLumaStar Featured By Owner Edited Jul 8, 2014
its so pretty!!!
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:iconderpythedragon102:
DerpytheDragon102 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Student Artist
MAH BIRFSTONE!! god that looks awesome o3o
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:iconhowmanydragons:
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Aw, thank you! ^^
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:iconderpythedragon102:
DerpytheDragon102 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student Artist
your welcome ^ w ^
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:iconpurplepandanerd:
PurplePandaNerd Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Dat my birthstone! :3
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:iconhowmanydragons:
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014
Nice!
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:iconthecatseyefire:
thecatseyefire Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the chips as his belly. I don't think I've yet seen that in any of your other dragons :)
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:iconhowmanydragons:
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Hm, I've done it a couple of times at least, but it looks like this is the only other example I've posted on dA. I don't inlay stone chips all that often and tend to forget I have them. xD
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:iconthecatseyefire:
thecatseyefire Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, understandable. I forget many things often.
You should use the more often, they look really good :D
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:iconxianumber14:
XiaNumber14 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist
I love the turquoise chips that make up his belly, it's a very cool design.
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:iconhideyholeinn:
HideyHoleInn Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I love his belly :heart: that is so cool!
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:iconslatemist:
SlateMist Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yay, my birthday month dragon! The color of blue used is really nice to look at C:
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:iconwolfie7498:
wolfie7498 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Student General Artist
I might of been born in July but this guy right here is one of my favs .... I love blue and black together
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:iconhowmanydragons:
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
It's a good color combo, isn't it? ^_^
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:iconwolfie7498:
wolfie7498 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Student General Artist
Yes
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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I love how the chips of turquoise look on his belly. :> I think December might be my favorite of the series.
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:iconcelestial-rainstorm:
Celestial-Rainstorm Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh, so gorgeous! The color is stunning. This series is just adorable and wonderful. 
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Doctorwho227 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
nice
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