Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Dragon Dreams of Allegory Gallery

 My most recent package from Allegory Gallery contained some great beads! I was immediately drawn to pair the Green Girl dragon focal with the magnesite beads, due to their similar shapes. I added some Swarovski crystals in Sunflower because I am all over that turquoise and yellow combination!
The magnesite beads are really interesting. Before I read the label I thought they were Czech glass with a Picasso coating, but no, they're stones! They have a very smooth, even shape and a bit of a seem on the sides, so I think they are a reconstituted and pressed stone. Just one of the many unusual materials on the market today! I think their mottled appearance is the perfect companion to the handmade dragon.

Dreaming Dragon Necklace is available in my Etsy shop, if you love this combination as much as I do and have to make it your own!

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FTC disclosure notice thingie: Some of the items in this post were provided for promotional consideration as part of the Allegory Gallery Design Team.


  1. Lovely! The colors as well as the Green Girl dragon focal are terrific!

  2. Thank you! I love that dragon, I actually bought two of them during gem show :)

  3. I found what magnesite was, and also found a picture of it in skull beads!

  4. The magnesite is lovely! Where did you get the wooden form?

  5. Marilee, I should have thought of that, those skulls have been all over the place.

    Joann, I can't remember the name, I will have to look it up, but it's a company here in Tucson that carries them. They're made of teak! I have a few of them, and some earring and bracelet displays, too. They're my favorite for photography, so much nicer than the fake velvet (especially for cat owners like us).