Year of the Dragon - About Dragons

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Year of the Dragon - About Dragons

Post by BeadThrilled on Sat Jul 21, 2012 1:58 am

With a new dragon bead addition by Trollbeads for Fall we thought it interesting to share some other, less known, dragon beads/designs. There are quite some beads available nowadays, quite a few to choose from...

Trollbeads Lucky Dragon


Trollbeads Naughty Dragon (pendant/bead)


Trollbeads Baby Dragon (fantasy necklace)


Next to these Trollbeads also offers Chinese inspired dragons in their Chinese 2009 LE silvers series, the 2012 LE Chinese Zodiac series, and their World Tour beads for Hong Kong.

Pandora Year of the Dragon LE charms

Faerybeads Baby Dragon bead


Faerybeads Aether Dragon Lock

Ohm Beads Dragon lock


Silverado curling dragon


Unknown brand sold on Amazon


Zable beads


Hatching Dragon Baby by Green Girl Studio's (Pewter) at BeadLady on Etsy


Sitting Dragon by Green Girls Studio's (Pewter) at BeadLady on Etsy


And this amazing glass artist! Mary Lockwood Glass on Etsy


Most likely there are more! Share your finds here with us... Very Happy
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Re: Year of the Dragon - About Dragons

Post by LindaJo on Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:15 am

I guess I should show you my dragons bracelet. I finished this last year, but am still not satisfied with my photo attempts, so had not posted it. It's a mix of modern stylized dragons with old Asian style dragons.






This is an Amore & Baci triple-strand leather bracelet in bronze with a magnetic clasp (one end screws off to slide beads on). The basket weave stopper clips at either end are also from Amore & Baci. The beads, from left to right: Biagi crouched coiling dragon, Lovelinks dragon, A&B Dragon Dance, TB Lucky Dragon, A&B wrapped Dragon, A&B Baby Dragon, A&B Chinese Dragon. (That last little 'leaf' of metal is the A&B name tag on the bracelet.)
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Re: Year of the Dragon - About Dragons

Post by misssodakgal on Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:32 am

That's an awesome dragon bracelet, LindaJo!
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Re: Year of the Dragon - About Dragons

Post by Sunny01 on Sat Jul 21, 2012 9:38 am

awesome how many dragons are out there Shocked and gorgeous bracelet Exclamation
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Re: Year of the Dragon - About Dragons

Post by Hisae on Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:06 pm

Amazing colllection Linda Jo sunny
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Re: Year of the Dragon - About Dragons

Post by Bluesybeads on Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:29 pm

Love dragons Very Happy

Still missing some dragons in the smiley list Fear
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Re: Year of the Dragon - About Dragons

Post by Tanjaatje on Sat Jul 21, 2012 12:39 pm

Wonderful, love Dragons I love you Do the Green Girls Studio's beads fit Trollbeads? They have some lovely cat beads too..... Wink
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Re: Year of the Dragon - About Dragons

Post by trollmoll on Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:22 pm

Wow, LindaJo! That is a fantastic array of dragons. And thanks for the dragon bead round-up, Sita. The Zable dragon looks East Asian.
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Re: Year of the Dragon - About Dragons

Post by LindaJo on Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:51 pm

The Zable dragon looks good, I've had one on my ebay watch list for eons. But I'm afraid it's another 2.5D bead, not fully three-dimensional. Like a dragon shaped box with details only on two sides, not around the perimeter. See this ebayer's picture:
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/251003430496?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649#ht_2321wt_902

I've learned that many of Zable's beads are this way. Obviously, it doesn't bother everybody. But I don't like flat box charms like that.
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Re: Year of the Dragon - About Dragons

Post by Reive on Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:58 pm

Sorry what brand are A&B?
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Re: Year of the Dragon - About Dragons

Post by Reive on Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:59 pm

sorry, just realise you meant Amore & Baci ( am a little sluggish on a sunday!)
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Re: Year of the Dragon - About Dragons

Post by Reive on Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:11 pm

A dragon of my own to add to the mix co0ourtesy of Frightlings

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Re: Year of the Dragon - About Dragons

Post by BeadThrilled on Sun Jul 22, 2012 9:42 pm

Cute dragon, Reive! Very Happy

That is an amazing dragon collection LindaJo! TFS!
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Re: Year of the Dragon - About Dragons

Post by vonnewe on Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:00 pm

Gosh...didn't knows there wherr somuch different brands with dragon beads. There lovely. I'm no dragon collector...but there will be enough girls who would love to own some of these. sunny
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Re: Year of the Dragon - About Dragons

Post by Carla on Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:36 pm

Thanks so much Sita and LJ! There are some great dragons there and it is great to see them altogether.
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Re: Year of the Dragon - About Dragons

Post by elencar on Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:44 pm

WOW ! Great dragons to choose ! I love them, and I must admit that I'm in love with Frightlings !! Lovely charms for my most loved theme: Halloween ! Wink
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Re: Year of the Dragon - About Dragons

Post by tealhibiscus on Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:44 pm

Can someone please link me to 'Sitting Dragon by Green Girls Studio's (Pewter) at BeadLady on Etsy' - I really must add it to my xmas list Embarassed

Edit: Oops ignore me, I found it! Not that expensive either... grrr!
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Re: Year of the Dragon - About Dragons

Post by Fuzzyfeet on Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:14 pm

Wow ! So many lovely dragons Very Happy
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Re: Year of the Dragon - About Dragons

Post by iluvbeads on Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:54 am

Thanks for posting all the variations of dragon beads!

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Re: Year of the Dragon - About Dragons

Post by simo on Tue Jul 24, 2012 7:14 pm

wow I've just seen the pics and the OHM dragon lock will be on my wish list for sure!!! And let me say, among all the dragons, the Faerybeads baby dragon is the cutest!!!
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Re: Year of the Dragon - About Dragons

Post by minky on Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:04 am

Wow LindaJo, amazing dragon collection. Can never get enough dragons!
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Re: Year of the Dragon - About Dragons

Post by LindaJo on Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:15 pm

Minky! Good to see you again. cheers
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