Dragon Thursday

Good morning.

I ran across this unusual dragon pendant on Pinterest.  It is made by Jean Burgers, Owner, Maker, Designer and Curator of Jean Burgers Jewellery.

The back of the pendant.

Description from the website:

This pendant is one my Spirit Animal Series, a collection of unique works I created using a combination of etched Labradorite and metal.

I handcut this sterling silver Dragon silhouette using a tiny sawblade, (no casting or laser cutting!), and set a stunning piece of Labradorite onto it using a claw setting.
The piece of Labradorite was etched with the Flower of Life pattern by Holographik Universe.

The Flower of Life is an ancient geometrical design based around the circle.
It contains ancient, theological value depicting the fundamental forms of space and time. In this sense, it is a visual expression of the connections life weaves through all sentient beings, and it is believed to contain a type of Akashic Record of basic information of all living things
In sacred geometry the circle represents the sphere in 2 dimensions. It is the most universal symbol known to man and the ultimate representation of the unity and inseparability of all things. The Flower of Life pattern uses Pi to create the perfect balancing of spheres with sixfold symmetry. The centre of each circle is on the circumference of the six surrounding circles of the same diameter.

Take some time to visit the Etsy store and browse all of the beautiful jewelry. Each piece is hand made and finely detailed.  You can also find them at the links below.

Jean Burgers Jewellry.com
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Enjoy,
Melyna

 

Dragon Thursday

This weeks Dragon Thursday is for all of you crafty people, knitters in particular.  My friend Christine shared this pattern with me a while back and I came across it again yesterday.  The pattern is a design by author Kim Harrison.  You may be familiar with her urban fantasy, paranormal series, The Hollows featuring Rachel Morgan – bounty hunter and witch.  It is a fun series.  The dragon is actually inspired by her character, Peri Reed, who also knits, in  The Peri Reed Chronicles .

So she created this pattern for a knitted Dragon.  Adorable, right?! Click on the photo and it will take you to her website.  You will find more information and videos she created to help you create this awesome dragon.

I also found a link on ravelry.  I really want the blue and white dragon!

If anyone makes one of these dragons, please come back and share a photo.  

Have fun!

Melyna

 

 

Dragon Thursday

Good morning!

This week my good friend Sally shared a dragon website with me.  It is called Rocky Mountain Dragons, LLC.  They make Shoulder packs, plushies, handmade dragons that you can bend and pose and T-shirts.  Click on the photos or blue links to go to the Rocky Mountain Dragons website. 

My favorite handmade dragon is this Dark Purple Tones Feather Fur Poseable Long Horn Eastern Dragon.

Rocky Mountain LLC Handmade dragon

They also have these cool Western Dragon Shoulder packs.

Rocky Mountain Dragon Shoulder pack Western with owner

This is the Asian Dragon shoulder pack.  I usually go for Western Dragons but, I think I might have to reconsider, this one is so cute!

Rocky Mountain Shoulder dragon Asian

Then there is the Cape Dragon, so cool!

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The artists has a wonderful video on the Shoulder pack pages that shows how they fit and mentions some recent modifications they have made to their dragons.  Be sure to take a look.

They also have a Con schedule where you can find them and see their products in person.

The link is here:  Rocky Mountain Dragons LLC Con schedule

The dragons are wonderful and the prices are good.  Order from the website or stop and visit them at one of the conventions.  🙂

Thank you Sally!

Dragon Thursday

Good morning.

A friend shared a photo of a glowing dragon ear cuff this week and it led me to many glowing dragon items.  I thought I would share a couple with you.

Click on the images to go to the website.

The first is a glow in the dark dragon necklace found at Baby Boom Studio on Etsy.

 

The next one is a glow in the dark Dragon Ear Cuff from an Etsy shop called  Papillion9

These dragon ear cuffs come in different glow colors, Turquoise, Green, Deep Blue, Orange, White and Purple.

 

Dragon Thursday

Good morning,

Egg cups have been a hot topic on Facebook this week.  Whether someone has ever used one or not is a common question.  Then the conversations  moved into the more whimsical side and discussions led to what type of egg cups were used.  I will admit that I have never used one.  Soft boiled eggs were not something we ate.  Over easy (my favorite with toast), scrambled, hard-boiled, in Quiche and fritattas are just a few ways I enjoy eggs.

My friend, Sally, who lives in Australia, sent several links to some cute dragon themed egg cups.  Thanks you! ❤

The first dragon egg cup can be found at the Welsh Superstore

The next one is no longer available , but was found on a site named Fishpond.co.nz

Last is a set of three wooden egg cups with the Welsh dragon on one side.  The other side you may have engraved to your specification.  These can be found at Cadwyn.

Let me know if you enjoy 3 minute or soft boiled eggs, and do you have a favorite egg cup memory to share?

 

Melyna

Dragon Thursday

My friends know me well.  I had three people send me links to dragon faucets in the past two weeks.  🙂  For those that need more dragon in their lives, these dragon accessories may be just what you have been looking for.

This one is from The Fashion Booth

This one can be found at a site called Bonanza.  If you search their website for Dragon Faucet it brings up several styles and finishes.

 

This garden faucet is also from bonanza.

Here is another outdoor garden faucet / spout from The Renovator’s Supply, Inc.  Love the wall flange that comes with it..

If you are an Amazon shopper, they have many offerings.  Here is one that caught my eye.

Dragon Thursday

Good morning!

Have you ever thought that you might like a dragon guarding your house?  Maybe one to sit on your roof and watch over you day and night? I found the place where you may find such a dragon. (and much more)

RidgeDragon.com , a company based out of Hastings, East Sussex (a town on the southeast coast of England) offers handmade ridge dragons, gargoyles and finials.  They also stock reclaimed ridge dragons and finials.  Here are a few examples from their website.

Norbert the roof dragon ridge finial

A Gothic dragon half round ridge finial

This is one of their reclaimed original clay ridge dragon roof tile

It would be amazing to have one of these on the roof.  Click the photos and the links to visit their website and view all of their beautiful ridge dragons, gargoyles and finials.

RidgeDragon.com

 

Dragon Thursday – Homemade pepper sauce

The garden this year has been amazing.  I have had a great time finding ways to use everything.  Since I I love all things dragon, when I saw a pepper named Dragon Cayenne, I had to buy it.  The plant is a heavy producer and the peppers are lovely.

I decided I would attempt making a Tabasco style sauce using the dragon cayenne and a few of the jalapeños from the garden.

I looked at several recipes online and decided to use this one from Rants From My Crazy Kitchen

It calls for 1/4 pound of cayenne peppers, then jalapeños and hot cherry peppers (which I do not have) so I improvised.  I ended up using a little over 1/2 pound of cayenne and jalapeño peppers.  I then doubled the rest of the ingredients in the recipe and followed it as written.

Dragon Cayenne

I began by washing and removing the stems from my peppers.  I then added them to a medium size sauce pan with lid.  I used about a  1/2 pound+ dragon cayenne and jalapeño peppers, six large cloves peeled garlic – chopped, 2 teaspoons salt, four cups white vinegar.  Bring to a boil, then lower heat,  cover and simmer for 20 minutes.  

It was suggested that this be done outside.  The vapors can be very strong and irritating to the eyes and nose.  I did not cook this batch outside, but I did use exhaust fans.  I have cooked peppers before and had the fumes be extremely overwhelming.  You may also want to wear gloves when handling the hot peppers.

After boiling, I  carefully poured the hot mixture into a blender and pureed.

Then I poured it into a food mill which I had placed over the sauce pan that I had used to cook the mixture in.

I strained out the seeds and other solids and returned the pan of liquid to the stove. 

 I brought the liquid back to a boil.  Once it began to boil, I turned the fire off and set aside to cool.  

I had saved some bottles with shaker tops for making hot sauces and vinegars.  Use whatever method you prefer to clean and sterilize your jars.  I used a funnel to add the cooled sauce to my bottles.  Here is the finished product.  The recipe states it should last six months in the refrigerator.  (Keep refrigerated)

Thanks again to Bernadette at Rants From My Crazy Kitchen for posting this recipe.  I didn’t follow it exactly but it was a great place to start. 🙂

Dragon Thursday

My daughter bought a package of gum for me recently because it had a dragon on it. ❤ The gum is named Magic Dragon from a company called Project 7.  We wondered what Project 7 was and decided to look it up.  

From the Project 7 website:

Project 7 exists to do good around the globe. With the understanding that people are going to buy things, we decided to make things that they’re already purchasing and use them to solve everyday problems around the globe. Simply, we make products that give back to seven areas of need for good around the globe. Join us in spreading good!

The 7 causes chosen by Project 7 are the areas we see the most need in this world. These include: Feeding the Hungry, Healing the Sick, supporting those who Hope for Peace, Housing the Homeless, Quenching Those who Thirst, Teaching them Well, and Saving the Earth.

To find out more visit their Mission section.

Project 7 makes a variety of gum, gummies and even a trail mix.  Enjoy trying something new and help a good cause, actually, seven good causes. 🙂

 

Dragon Thursday

Good morning,

Once again Pinterest was the beginning of the journey.  It led to DeviantArt then to the artist’s website.  The artist is  Eric Deschamps.

From the artist website:

Eric Deschamps is both a sci-fi/fantasy illustrator and a video game concept artist. For the past decade Eric has worked with a diverse list of clients including publishing, video game and advertising companies. His illustrations have been recognized in 8 volumes of ‘Spectrum: Best In Contemporary Fantastic Art.’ Eric’s work also has received a silver award and an honorable mention by the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles ‘Illustration West Annual’.

Client List Includes: Activision, Bayard Presse, Bloomsbury Children’s Books, Blizzard Entertainment, Breakaway Games, Big Huge Games,  Future Publishing, HarperCollins, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,  Paizo Publishing, Petroglyph Games, Privateer Press, Simon & Schuster, Sony Online Entertainment, TBWA/Chiat/Day, Wizards Of The Coast

To see more of this artists wonderful art click the links below:

http://www.ericdeschamps.com

http://ericdeschamps.deviantart.com

You can purchase his art here:  

http://www.ericdeschamps.com/purchase/

I found this artist while looking for dragons, but I am sure I have seen his work before in the hundreds of Magic The Gathering cards my kids have all over the house. 🙂

Enjoy,

Melyna