I make only two or three of these signature 'triple dragonfly blessing' necklaces a year. Each one is unique, having its own version of steampunk detailing in the form of vintage gears, as well as different glazed colours on the dragonflies.
This version begins with an oval filigree base lightly glazed with umber and gold to give it an antique bronze appearance with bits of verdigris showing through. Affixed to its surface are layered a selection of contemporary decorative gears – two larger ones on the lower half and two small ones at the top. To these gears are attached the triple-layered dragonflies. The largest dragonfly's wings are glazed in deep blue-violet, lilac and aqua with blue-violet touches at the head and in bands down the tail. The middle dragonfly is glazed in teal and aqua with a touch of iridescent glaze brushed at the tips of the upper wings and aqua in the segments of its tail. The smallest dragonfly has iridescent wings and a teal glazed body.
Above the head of the largest dragonfly are arranged two tiny watch movement gears flanking a watch movement ruby. Flanking this dragonfly's tail are arranged sets of layered gears, two of which feature watch movement rubies, and two that are accented with sparkling, clear diamantine crystals.
The pendant is completed on the reverse side with an oval blank topped with a flower filigree for a nicely finished appearance.
The pendant measures 2 1/2" in length x 2 3/4" in width and is equipped with a 20" chain. The chain is bisected on each side with short lengths of beaded chain for additional visual interest.Read More (View all photos)