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Birthstone Collection: October by HowManyDragons Birthstone Collection: October by HowManyDragons
This dragon represents October in my birthstone collection. One of October's birthstones is tourmaline (specifically, pink tourmaline), so this dragon holds a light pink rhinestone gem and has a matching gem on her forehead. In keeping with tourmaline's coloration, this dragon has a bright magenta body, while her accents are a mix of pearly white and dark green.

I know, I know, you were all expecting opal, right? I didn't realize when making these that there is such a strong association between October and opal, and it was easier to find a pink gem than an opalescent one. So I don't know, maybe I'll have to try again on this one.

BTW, tourmaline is one of my favorite gems, and I was really excited to make a tourmaline dragon. In fact, it's the first birthstone dragon that I attempted to make once my rhinestone gems arrived. The one pictured here is the second one I've made though, as the first one was pretty strange and not worthy of joining the lineup.

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

Previous birthstone dragons
Birthstone Collection: April by HowManyDragonsBirthstone Collection: May by HowManyDragonsBirthstone Collection: June by HowManyDragonsBirthstone Collection: July by HowManyDragonsBirthstone Collection: August by HowManyDragonsBirthstone Collection: September by HowManyDragons


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:iconjamielynweigt:
JamieLynWeigt Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018
Hi Lindy!  Back again to let you know that I've featured your work in a post called October Birthstone Dragons by Various Artists on my dragon artwork blog (with proper attribution and links back, of course).  I'm so happy you did a Tourmaline, there were too many Opals out there already, lol.  You can find me at Writing Dragons, and this feature here.  Keep up the brilliant work!
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Seebilill-pompom Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
My birthday is in October and I love this dragon, the horns also kind of remind me of a candy cane.
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2018
Haha, I cringe a little inside whenever I see this dragon. The colors were pretty.... ugh. xD
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UAkimov09 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
Nice !
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bunnypop009 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YAY MY B DAY IS IN OCTOBER UMG I GOT LIKE KINDA LE BEST ONE !Foxy loves 
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Icy-Cami Featured By Owner Edited Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
( actually, the original and im pretty sure official birthstone for October is Opal, but opal got so rare and expensive (pure opal, not synthetic ) that they started to publicize a new gem. Although, you can't change that saying..... Opal is unlucky to all except those who were born in October!! :iconackplz:




I love the dragon still! 
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Youtubewhatsup Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Student Photographer
Opal is a lucky stone?
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:iconicy-cami:
Icy-Cami Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No, it is unlucky to anyone who is not born in october
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:iconyoutubewhatsup:
Youtubewhatsup Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Student Photographer
Oh I guess I'm good then! Lol my birthday is in October
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:iconicy-cami:
Icy-Cami Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
hahah yeah
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:iconyoutubewhatsup:
Youtubewhatsup Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Student Photographer
What's your month?
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:iconicy-cami:
Icy-Cami Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
october
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Youtubewhatsup Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Student Photographer
WERE ALL LUCKY!! XDDD
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:iconhowmanydragons:
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Good information, thanks for sharing! :nod:
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Icy-Cami Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lololol ur welcome


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DaffoDille Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh I haven't heard about tourmaline being a birthstone for October. Not what I expected but still a very pretty result. :>
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Thank you. I had no idea when starting this project that tourmaline wasn't a very well-known alternate birthstone! This is what comes of not having anyone close to me with an October birthday. :)
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thecatseyefire Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Look at this cutie <3 She's got that flair to her. Fashionable and Fabulous! :D
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Hehe, thank you! :giggle:
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thecatseyefire Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:
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Sakura-Dark-Uchiha Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
My birthstone <3 I hate pink but  I want this dragon. You have talent. 
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:iconhowmanydragons:
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Hehe, I'm not a big fan of pink either. But I do think it can be good if it's the right shade. :]
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SakuraSculpture Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lovely
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XiaNumber14 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist
As an October baby, I love this. I kinda was expecting a opal dragon, but I understand why you went the tourmaline route. I love the combination of that bright magenta, black, and white.
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
It's actually dark green, not black - it's a difficult color to photograph.
I suppose I'll have to give an opal dragon a try sometime. O:
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XiaNumber14 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist
Oh, that even cooler!
Yay.
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cascadeninjawolf Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So pretty! The colors looks so good together! :heart:
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Thank you~
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cascadeninjawolf Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome!
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kittyarn Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Yey you posted the October dragon! I love it!
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:iconhowmanydragons:
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Glad to hear it! :D
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:iconking-harper:
king-harper Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My very own birthstone! How pretty!
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MissLumaStar Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
Its so pretty!!
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:iconbellalane5:
Bellalane5 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
beautiful!
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Tabby-Cait Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love that color of pink
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:iconhowmanydragons:
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Me too. I prefer bright to pastel. :]
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Robert64dd Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Student General Artist
That's my birthday dragon :dummy:
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:iconhowmanydragons:
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
Yeah, I finally posted it! xD
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Robert64dd Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you
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Brakonu Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmm.... I thought October's was opal. But it looks nice
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:iconhowmanydragons:
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
October has two different birthstones - opal is one, but tourmaline is the other. A bunch of the months have more than one birthstone option, actually. :)
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Brakonu Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Like mine November is either yellow topaz or Citrine.
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
Exactly! :D
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Brakonu Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe
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Celestial-Rainstorm Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
June is the same. Its Alexandrite and pearl XD 
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:iconbrakonu:
Brakonu Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol true
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greenstar2001 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Student Writer
you really have to look at the dark green accents especially on the tummy to see that it is dark green. pink and green are two of my favorite colors and this dragon is super cute like always :)
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HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
Yeah, high contrast colors are hard to photograph. And it doesn't help that my dragons are super shiny, so I'm fighting the reflections too. ^^;
But thanks, I'm glad you like her. :3
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SlateMist Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
What a bright pink! I love the amount of detail you put in your dragons. C:
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:iconhowmanydragons:
HowManyDragons Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
Hehe, go bold or go home. :giggle:
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