Dragons - The December Theme Challenge Reveal
Art Elements hosts a quarterly themed challenge, and for the final challenge of 2016, the theme was dragons. I love dragons and would have loved to participate more fully, but December y'all. Plus I'm not super awesome at getting things done in advance as my super power alias is "The Procrastinator." Also, I had surgery the 22nd and on crutches for 6 weeks afterwards, which didn't help much. But enough with the lame excuses!
I first considered doing something in dragon scale chainmaille weave since it's one of my favorite weaves visually and I haven't done chainmaille in a loooong time. Then I never got around to ordering rings. So that is a problem. Here's a piece I made back in 2012 (!) with a dragon scale weave in the center section.
Art Elements teammate Jenny Davies Reazor sent me a dragon cabochon to play with...which of course, I forgot to take any photos of before starting, but it's very similar to this one she currently has listed on our Art Elements Extras Facebook page.
*quick aside note, Jenny has some dragons still listed there in her album. Click the link and scroll towards the bottom.
I quickly selected a wide range of bead shapes and sizes thinking I would be all fancy with this one. I got it bezeled, then got stuck. One night, I decided to try drawing flames from its mouth and go with that.
But I didn't want it to get all crazy big, so it would have to be asymmetrical. As you can see above, I started with an oval, but trying to hang it so it was balanced correctly was a challenge I didn't feel like tackling. So I decided on a more vertical oval. Then I added flames. And got stuck what to do next. I'm just not a fancy kind of girl I suppose.
Now that you've seen my wip, take a few minutes to see what everyone else created for this challenge!