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Dragon Chain

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By StephaniePride   |   Watch
Published: February 21, 2008
© 2008 - 2020 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.
Image size
1646x1645px 1.26 MB
Shutter Speed
10/600 second
Focal Length
10 mm
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Date Taken
Feb 20, 2008, 3:31:10 PM
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BellaRomatica's avatar
oh my lord! I want one of those 
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GildedGearsHobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is adorable!
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StephaniePrideProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, I'm glad you like it :)
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StephaniePrideProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thanks :)
QueenOfSpades137's avatar
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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StephaniePrideProfessional 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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Thought so. Anyways, gorgeous piece and I really liked the spiral chain you built. Where did you learn technique?
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StephaniePrideProfessional 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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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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KittyKatt357Hobbyist General Artist
that is so beautiful!!
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AaronexalinStudent 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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StephaniePrideProfessional 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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AaronexalinStudent Artist
i cant wait~ that'd be so cool~~~~~~ ^__^
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Lucian-CielHobbyist Artisan Crafter
very cute.
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tear blue berry wine that's fine
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AxisEnigmaStudent General Artist
thats AWESOME!!!!
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MarzEzHobbyist 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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StephaniePrideProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thankyou :hug:
mehrunisa's avatar
very artistic ..you should see paco rabbane's work ..very similar to yours :)
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Really good and hard work Amazing!!
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StephaniePrideProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thankyou :hug:
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