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Dragon Chain by StephaniePride Dragon Chain by StephaniePride
This Necklace is FOR SALE in my Etsy Shop PhoenixDesign www.etsy.com/au/listing/182276…
Large range of Stones available to choose from!

The Heads are solid sterling silver, each set with two marquise Blue Topaz for eyes The heads hang from an Egyptian Style Spiral chain which represents the bodies of the dragons. Each head was cast using the lost wax technique and has a hook on the back from which the central ring hangs.
The central gem is a trilliant cut Sky Blue Topaz, bezel set into a round ring. This ring is completely detachable and can be worn seperatly as a pendent.
The Chain can also be worn without the ring, with one head/hook, caught on the chain just above the other dragon head, which gives it a slightly more 'casual' asymmetrical look.


The Chain is 460mm long from nosetip to nosetip. The heads themselves are and 32mm long and 34mm wide at the the ears The central ring has an outer diameter of 30mm and the trilliant blue topaz is 10mm x 10mm


Dragon chain by StephaniePride  Dragon Brooch by StephaniePride  Dragon chain assymytry by StephaniePride  dragon chain back by StephaniePride


EDIT - WOW! I got a DD! :faint:
Thanks so much to Myana for featuring my and to Kitten-of-Woe for suggesting me.
And thanks so much to everyone who had commented and Fav'd! :hug: I am totally overwhelmed! :D
My jewellery teacher didn't like the design at all, kept trying to get me to do something else! Of course he didn't like anything I designed that had a fantasy theme, so I pretty much ignored him. I'm glad I'm not the only one who likes it.
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Given 2008-02-22
Dragon Chain Revisited by *QuibblerMe This charming necklace is a .925 sterling silver handmade chain with blue topazes that integrate so perfectly with the casted dragon heads. Full view will startle your senses to the delights of the light flowing over the lustrous silver Egyptian coils and the not-so-fierce-looking dragons. ( Suggested by Kitten-of-Woe and Featured by Myana )
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Beowulf1976 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
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BellaRomatica Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
oh my lord! I want one of those 
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GildedGears Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is adorable!
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StephaniePride Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, I'm glad you like it :)
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rentintent Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Professional Writer
Neat!
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StephaniePride Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
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QueenOfSpades137 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
The technique you speak of is when you carve out the charms then cast them in whatever metals you choose right? I've read a book that mentioned this method and it sounded familiar.
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StephaniePride Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes that's right. I carved the shapes in wax, set them in plaster, melted out the wax and then poured molten silver into the void. this is referred to as 'Lost Wax' casting, because you 'lose' the wax shape in the process.
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QueenOfSpades137 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Thought so. Anyways, gorgeous piece and I really liked the spiral chain you built. Where did you learn technique?
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StephaniePride Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I think I saw it in a book on chain making, I can't remember what the style is called but it's a very ancient technique. I was experimenting with all sorts of cold connection techniques at the time because I hated soldering back then. (It doesn't bother me so much now, possibly because I'm better at it ;P )
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QueenOfSpades137 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
Thank you. I like to look through the jewelry for wire techniques I want to try and this piece definitely caught my eye. I'll have to find that chain making book by the way.
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KittyKatt357 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that is so beautiful!!
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Aaronexalin Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Student Artist
O_O holy cow that is awesome! ur work really amazes me and its really cool how u've made it so beautiful~
XD i cant look away its that gorgeous~ i really like that sky blue topaz~ beautiful~
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StephaniePride Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :) I'm planning on making some pieces similar to this soon, using different animals (Although what I plan and what I do are often two completely different things ;P )
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Aaronexalin Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Student Artist
i cant wait~ that'd be so cool~~~~~~ ^__^
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Lucian-Ciel Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
very cute.
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KimberlyCossart Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
tear blue berry wine that's fine
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AxisEnigma Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
thats AWESOME!!!!
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MarzEz Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely incredible work! I love the concept, and the way it's ben carried out.
How much did it cost to make?
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StephaniePride Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thankyou :hug:
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mehrunisa Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
very artistic ..you should see paco rabbane's work ..very similar to yours :)
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nightcrawrel Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
Really good and hard work Amazing!!
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StephaniePride Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thankyou :hug:
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SADTRIIIS Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
wow!!!0.0
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SkullKid0130 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
thats so awesome :iconiloveyouplz:
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Feanicks Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009   Digital Artist
My boyfriend would love this! I especially like the way it loops around but still gives the illusion of being two seperate dragons.. amazing!
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StephaniePride Featured By Owner May 1, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :hug:
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Starkesven Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
This really good looking!! I've seen a lot bad work with these things, but this is great! Good jobb!
Can I also suggest red stones for the eyes? Perhaps garnets would work better, even deep-orange amber?
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ShadowLugia1 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
This is amazing!
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StephaniePride Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thankyou :hug:
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Ameruku Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008
lol That's an Egyptian Spiral chain right? That's one of my favorites to make
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boxedphotos Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008   Photographer
[link] Pssttt I featured you!!
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perdi1309 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
its so gorgeous
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FiresTheWorld Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
ooooo~ i want one! x3 how much do ya want for it? lol jk x33 but it is very beautfull~ x3 sorry, im hyper :3
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ElvinMoon Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
This is a brilliant piece of jewelry and equisitely fashioned!
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StephaniePride Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thankyou :hug:
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RenlanaJinx Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow that's beautiful!
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StephaniePride Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thankyou :hug:
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Catgoyle Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
I find this work to be both beautiful and inspiring! And while I don't have the means, access or learning to make the heads, I find myself itching to try my hand at making the links you have here. This must have taken quite some time to do, and it looks wonderful!
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giglemaniac Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2008
That is amazing!! Love your collections but particularly this one. So much detail...gosh. Thanks for the favs from last month in my collections too.
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OibyrdsDDs Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008
:wave: Hi There!
I have featured your work in my recent feature of jewelry - you can view my features at this link:

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I apologize for the cut-and-paste message - all a part of time management ;) If you'd rather not be featured in this manner please let me know :)
cheers (and keep up the great work!)
Sandi ox
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aka `oibyrd
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StephaniePride Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thankyou very much! :hug:
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the-reluctant-dragon Featured By Owner May 27, 2008  Professional Artist
I love dragons!!! This is just amazing. Incredible work!
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StephaniePride Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :hug:
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Kenta-Rin Featured By Owner May 13, 2008
by the way what size wire is that?
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Kenta-Rin Featured By Owner May 13, 2008
O_O
woah...
my stuff doesn't even compare to yours...
that is so awsome, no doubt about it...
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StephaniePride Featured By Owner May 17, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, I'm glad you like it

Your stuff is pretty good :hug:
At the risk of making myself sound old, I've got to say that at your age (or at the age written on your ID page :)) I wasn't doing anything near what you are doing now. In fact I hadn't even touched a pair of pliars! Keep it up and don't be afraid to experiment and learn new techniques.

As for what size wire I used, it's 1mm thick..... um, about 18guage I think (I don't use guage usually, so I could be wrong)
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Kenta-Rin Featured By Owner May 17, 2008
you looked at my work??? kewl!! thank! and thanks for thw info too!
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TheMotherQuill Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
Oh my god...I'm obsessed with dragons and this is amazing!!!!

If someone were to want and commission you...how much would you charge for another one of these?
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