Monday, November 24, 2008

Dragons in Polymer Clay


A few years back, I discovered Christi Friesen's wonderful work, and shortly thereafter, her tutorials on how to create dragon shapes, imbed stones and beads into polymer clay, etc. I then dug out my huge tub of polymer clay a made myself and little dragon pendant.

The bodies and wings incorporate lots of loops and swirls, which I've always been drawn to so making these came very naturally to me. I liked it so much, I wanted to make more and sell them. Even though none are direct copies of Christi's work, they are done in her style so I asked permission and Christi gave me the OK to sell, so I made some more to sell at an SCA event. I still have a few, so I thought I'd put them up in my Etsy shop.

These little dragons are pretty big for pendants, ranging in size from 2 to 3 1/2 inches. Some have glass beads and some have semiprecious stones in them. Some of the eyes are hematite, some are a very deep red garnet and some are tigereye.

8 comments:

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Oh my goodness - I love 'em!

Gufobardo said...

I love your world!

Tashai said...

These are great!

PolymerClayTutor said...

I think your dragons are quite lovely! I especially like the brown one's face... he looks sweet! ~Cindy Lietz

kim* said...

is you cat really 20 pounds? that is obese! lol

very awesome dragons by the way :)

Vanessa said...

Those are beautiful. Gorgeous!

Jael said...

Nicely done :)

jeaninholland said...

An interview just went up with Christi. It is recent and asks some interesting questions. It is by Alice Edrich, a mixed media artist and freelance writer from South Dakota. Give it look and leave a message. There is also a button you can put on your blog.....for the drawing for the newest cf book!

http://www.alyiceedrich.com/2009/01/30/christi-friesens-studio