TheDragonflyDiva

Handmade Dragonflies and Purses

North Hickory, North Carolina · 36 Sales

TheDragonflyDiva

Handmade Dragonflies and Purses

North Hickory, North Carolina 36 Sales On Etsy since 2013

5 out of 5 stars
(18)

Announcement   Each dragonfly is an original piece of soft-sculpture inspired by the creations of the Nature Spirit known as the Dragonfly Deva. These works of art are hand-stitched and formed from new, recycled and dyed fabrics, specially blended sparkle paints, wire, florist foam and biodegradable soy foam.

They are meticulously and lovingly created with all the colors of the spectrum. These listed are but a sampling of the hundreds made. No two are alike. You can be assured of the uniqueness of your order. And each one comes with a colorful handmade gift-tag describing the background, use and care of the dragonflies.

Thousands of distinctly beautiful dragonfly species around the world have inspired peoples throughout time with their marvels of flight and survival of the eons. They are considered by many cultures to be significant tokens of spiritual, physical and emotional transformation.

If dragonflies have been showing up for you, look for something in your life that is changing or needs to change. You can let the constant presence of your unique dragonfly give you the courage to transform yourself further into your own beauty, success and freedom.

The purses I've been making for about eight years. I've been collecting fabric remnants for about 20 years, so I decided to make a line of one-of-a-kind handbags. They all have some special embellishment, be it a vintage pin or a handmade applique. I've been making clothes and crafts for more than 40 years, so you can be assured of the quality of your purse.

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Last updated on Jun 28, 2017

Each dragonfly is an original piece of soft-sculpture inspired by the creations of the Nature Spirit known as the Dragonfly Deva. These works of art are hand-stitched and formed from new, recycled and dyed fabrics, specially blended sparkle paints, wire, florist foam and biodegradable soy foam.

They are meticulously and lovingly created with all the colors of the spectrum. These listed are but a sampling of the hundreds made. No two are alike. You can be assured of the uniqueness of your order. And each one comes with a colorful handmade gift-tag describing the background, use and care of the dragonflies.

Thousands of distinctly beautiful dragonfly species around the world have inspired peoples throughout time with their marvels of flight and survival of the eons. They are considered by many cultures to be significant tokens of spiritual, physical and emotional transformation.

If dragonflies have been showing up for you, look for something in your life that is changing or needs to change. You can let the constant presence of your unique dragonfly give you the courage to transform yourself further into your own beauty, success and freedom.

The purses I've been making for about eight years. I've been collecting fabric remnants for about 20 years, so I decided to make a line of one-of-a-kind handbags. They all have some special embellishment, be it a vintage pin or a handmade applique. I've been making clothes and crafts for more than 40 years, so you can be assured of the quality of your purse.

Denise Rachelle

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5 out of 5 stars
(18)
Ange

Ange on Jan 29, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Such a beauty! Thank you. The quality is amazing as well as the attention to details

deardorffa

deardorffa on Jan 13, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Delighted with this ornament!

trally1969

trally1969 on Jan 2, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Orange is my favorite color. Cant wait to see these all hung up and in table center pieces with bright paper flowers I'm making.The plus after the wedding I'm giving each one of my daughters ,stepdaughters and nieces one as a gift. I know they will Love them as much as I do. Thank you again.

trally1969

trally1969 on Jan 2, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Of course I LOVE it. All these bugs are going to make our wedding pop.

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About

Soft Sculpture Inspired by The Dragonfly Diva

The Dragonfly Diva started out in 1996 as an invitation to be in a silent auction. The name of the show was The Velvet Garden Party, and I was asked by the local art society there to create something for their charity auction.

I knew immediately what I wanted to create, dragonflies! Though I didn't know at the time that they would be so big. The two that I entered into the show were over 36" wide. Both sold, and I won a prize for most original art!

The little ornaments take about three hours to make; the large sculptures about fifteen. My favorite part of the work is finding photos of the real dragonfly, then finding and making the materials to create a stylized replica.

In the twenty years that I've been making these beautiful dragonflies, I have not made two alike. I'll use the materials from a larger one and make a mini or an ornament. So far, I've made over 300 dragonflies, all different shapes and sizes.

They spent ten years in the Gallery of the Mountain in Asheville's Grove Park Inn, two years at The Appellation Artisan's Gallery Society in Old Fort, and four years here at Etsy as TheDragonflyDiva.

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  • Denise Rachelle

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    I'm a fabric artist living in Hickory, North Carolina and I've been designing and sewing clothes and crafts for more than 40 years. Inspired by Nature and the many beautiful dragonflies surrounding me, I began The Dragonfly Diva.

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