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Ralph

Ralph

Jan 21, 2012 12:49

Ralph is an exceptionally easy-going dragon, very supportive of all endeavors, mostly of the artistic variety. He likes pretzels but not so much long walks on the beach, as he gets sand between his scales and that makes him a little less easy-going. He does tend to charm dessert out of people, though, so watch out. Or, if you want to be very good to him, don't.

These beads. Are wow. At first glance they are an insanely vibrant sapphire blue, but they're lined with emerald green (which barely comes through in the pictures; if you look hard enough, you can catch it between beads) that just sparkles in certain light. He's really quite lovely all-around.

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Querida

Querida

Jan 21, 2012 12:48

What can I say; apparently I was a little bit inspired by the colors on literally almost everything on the tourist-rich southwest. Heh. I'm quite pleased with how she came out, though.

Querida's certainly a playful spirit. She prefers to hide and people-watch, occasionally moving things when no one's looking. It's the little things.

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Nikida

Nikida

Jan 21, 2012 12:48

Nikida is a protector. He would defend what he loves with his life--but despite his strength is a will not to harm. He much prefers to guide and watch over, to take in the sights and entertainments... and yes, occasionally, maybe some sweet things as well.

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Murai

Murai

Jan 21, 2012 12:48

Murai always finds himself attracted to lights. The glow of a full moon, a sky full of stars, the sight of a city in the distance. What really draws his attention are colorful, flashing lights used as winter holiday decorations; and, wouldn't you know it, he manages to blend into the decorations just fine.

I'd been wanting to make another jewel dragon like Tivona for a very long time. So I finally did it between commissions, and totally lost track of the days. I'm glad about that, though. I don't really want to know. The wings alone took... a really long time.

Murai represents both streamlining old techniques and trying new things, and I'm really quite happy with him. With a gentle touch, he is fully poseable, constructed in part with wire for that purpose.

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Levi

Levi

Jan 21, 2012 12:47

It's a first attempt at a lot of things... but I think he's kind of a giant leap. I like him. A lot. A damn lot. It's obviously taking quite a bit of what I've learned up to this point and mixing it together to create happy shiny Levi. He is, in fact, a bracelet with the catch hidden a little bit better into the design. The hook isn't so much, but being beneath his jaw, I just plain didn't mind that part.

And for the name... Levi. Three different shades of blue, Levi... Levis... oh nevermind.

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Kerian

Kerian

Jan 21, 2012 12:47

He's the result of a trip to the bead store and an "Oooh" being proclaimed about those sapphire-colored drops. Oh, and the extremely intensely shiny beads, which pictures will never do justice. He is blindingly bright in a myriad of sparkly colors, most of which stick to the blue-ish part of the spectrum (but reds and golds are still found). So he is shiny.

As for Kerian himself... well, he's a little... insane. Not in a bad way, really... but maybe not in the "Oh, he would make a great babysitter for little Timmy" way. Not that you'll have anything to worry about... so long as you keep him well fed.

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Kaiyou

Kaiyou

Jan 21, 2012 12:47

While the ocean in her home, the beach is her preferred hunting ground. Or... not so much "hunting ground" as "people-watching hangout", but you know. You do have to act tough when you're from the ocean. Not that she won't go nuts over saltwater taffy.

She's been over half finished for a while now, waiting to hear back from someone... but I couldn't wait any longer. She needed to be finished, so here she is. I kinda splurged on the beads for her tail a while ago, so I'm finally making use of them. And really... they're just gorgeous on her. She's really got a lovely sparkle.

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Eravin

Eravin

Jan 21, 2012 12:47

I have come to the belief that Eravin exists simply to be adored. It was clear by the way he stared at me late one night, begging me to finish wiring his tail and feet so he could be even more adorable as he stared up at me with those green eyes... He's a hard fella to resist, I tell you. Beware being talked out of sweets with this one.

Lull between projects. So what do I do? Wear my wrist down further. *grin* Ah, it was worth it.

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