Friday, 11 January 2013

Dallying With Dragons


Forged from a deep love of such mystical creatures & twitchy fingers that love playing with wire, I created my first dragon Dafydd last year. He was the first necklace that I was very sad to see leave the nest, ( normally it's wonderful to sell something!) I had become rather attached to him. However, as with all dragons, he had to eventually fly. He was soon followed by his cousin Esmeralda who also now enjoys a happy life in America & I'm very pleased that her new owner lets me know how she is getting on. Dragons are very personal, the right one for each person can vary greatly.

Having forged 2 dragons, it was only a matter of time before the rest of the dragon family started appearing. So here they all are to date;

DAFYDD


A strong forceful dragon, leading the way. His name means 'beloved.'


ESMERALDA

A beautiful loving dragon, who loves to travel. Her name is actually Spanish and dervives from 'Emerald' Although not green herself, her name is a throwback from her Mother who can trace her ancestry to the green dragons. She is Dafydd's cousin.

BLODEUWEDD


Blodeuwedd has a cool stunning beauty & she attracts a lot of admirers, especially as she is a bearer of a dragon vein agate, which is believed to symbolise protection, strength & harmony. She is also cousin to Esmeralda. Her name means 'flower' 

GORAWEN


Gorawen is another cousin of Esmeralda. Her name means 'joy' and it is true to say she will bring much joy to all those around her. She is a bearer of an amethyst, believed to be a dream stone & protection stone. Amethysts are also often worn by healers.

CALANDRA


Calandra is a gorgeous & voluptuous dragon, sister to Esmeralda. She has inherited some green from her ancestors. Her name is Greek in origin & means 'lovely' - well that says it all about Calandra, except she secretly loves singing! She also bears a chrysocolla stone, which is believed also to be a healing stone & a stone of peace, calmness & wisdom.

ADEON


This very cute & chubby toddler dragon is Dafydd's nephew. He hero worships his famous uncle & has recently learnt to snort his flame out just like his Uncle Dafydd. Let's hope he keeps it under control! His name means 'royal'. Does he know something about the future that I don't?!! He bears a mooakite, Australian jasper, which is believed to be a grounding crystal & helps with self esteem.

MALDWYN


Last, but certainly not least is little Maldwyn - an Elfin dragon. These are an ancient breed of dragons & although much smaller than their counterparts they are very brave & spiritual. His name is the Welsh version of Baldwin - 'brave friend.' He bears a small freshwater potatoe pearl, which symbolises purity & sincerity.

Those dragons that have not yet flown the nest can still be found at
See if you can find them! 
Don't be disappointed if they have all gone, in time there will be more members of the dragon families revealed. Eventually I'll hopefully be able to show you a family tree!








5 comments:

  1. What a wonderful collection of dragons - very unique and charming :)

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  2. Wow these are beautiful. I love anything mystical and fairy like thank you for sharing

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  3. These are wonderful! I especially love Blodeuwedd, despite her having the trickiest name to spell!

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  4. Ha, you're right you have to look twice to remember that one1 I lived in Wales for 6 years in my youth & I think it left its imprint on me!

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