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A mythic assemblage of silver, blues, and greens; this single artisan strand is sumptuously wrought and delightfully unique. I used a fantastic sterling silver double headed serpent clasp and an assortment of remarkable components. Most extraordinary are the four, globular lampwork beads (by the Naos Glass!) in denim and fern. These are supremely formed, each with a swirling dragon scale pattern and a smooth, matte surface. Serpentine-esque olive green Jasper, hammered sterling silver spacers, gorgeous faceted Labradorite, blue Kyanite squares, and patina-ed brass complete this scintillating, ethereal bracelet. Absolutely one of a kind and fashioned with intention.

Measures 7 " 1/2, can be adjusted upon request!

Dragon lore is incredibly diverse, far reaching, and intricate. The association of the serpent with a monstrous opponent overcome by a heroic deity has its roots in the mythology of the Ancient Near East, including Canaanite, Hittite and Mesopotamian. The Chaoskampf motif entered Greek mythology and ultimately Christian mythology, although the serpent motif may already be part of prehistoric Indo-European mythology as well, based on comparative evidence of Indic and Germanic material. Although dragons occur in many legends around the world, different cultures have varying stories about monsters that have been labeled "dragon". Some dragons are said to breathe fire or to be poisonous, such as in the Old English poem Beowulf. They are commonly portrayed as serpentine or reptilian, hatching from eggs and possessing typically scaly or feathered bodies. They are sometimes portrayed as having especially large eyes or watching treasure very diligently, a feature that is the origin of the word dragon (Greek drakeîn meaning "to see clearly"). European dragons are more often winged, while Chinese dragons resemble large snakes.

Dragons are often held to have major spiritual significance in various religions and cultures around the world. In many Asian cultures dragons were, and in some cultures still are, revered as representative of the primal forces of nature, religion and the universe. They are associated with wisdom—often said to be wiser than humans—and longevity. They are commonly said to possess some form of magic or other supernatural power, and are often associated with wells, rain, and rivers. In some cultures, they are also said to be capable of human speech. In some traditions dragons are said to have taught humans to talk.

The blood of a slain dragon is depicted as either beneficial or as poisonous in medieval legend and literary fiction. In German legend, dragon blood has the power to render invincible skin or armor bathed in it, as is the case with Siegfried's skin or Ortnit's armor. In the Slavic myth, the Earth refuses it as it is so vile that Mother Earth wishes not to have it within her womb, and it remains above ground for all eternity. The blood of the dragon in Beowulf has acidic qualities, allowing it to seep through iron. Heinrich von Winkelried dies after the blood of the dragon slain by him accidentally drips on him.

Artisan Organic Beaded Bracelet: Lampwork, Jasper, Sterling Silver, Labradorite, Ceramic, Kyanite - Drakon

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: lampwork glass, mykonos greek ceramic, patina brass, sterling silver snake clasp, sterling silver findings, faceted labradorite, jasper, kyanite
  • Feedback: 173 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from California, United States
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