Sparkly-shinies for your wristicles!
She's very young and rather small even for her age, but don't take her for granted. She has perfected the "head tilt and pleading eyes", by which she acquires all of the tasty treats she desires. Don't worry, though. She's very kind-hearted and will certainly share.
Poor girl waited an awfully long time to be done. I was focused on convention stuff and "another insane bead project" that will appear in public... whenever it's done. Anyway. She's actually a magnificently VIBRANT red-orange and shimmery gold with red Swarovski crystals, but... that doesn't always seem to be clear in the pictures.
I like Clyde. Clyde is an okay guy. I bet you'd like him to if you took the time to sit down and talk to him. Sure he looks all mean and dangerous, but do you know how soft he really is when you pet his spikes? Do you know he likes a little scratch behind the ear? Clyde is awesome.
I know, he's weird. And different. And bigger and heavier than all the others, more of a bangle than a bracelet... but he is cool. The "spikes" are attached in such a way that they bend really easily so there's not really a chance of getting poked with them, and his fingers are free to dangle at will. The catch is a little tricky, but I think people will get it after a try or so.
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.
It's not that he's flashy--he can't really help that much. Arlen's not the sort to be full of himself or talk down to others, always helpful and respectful... but he just has to flaunt those colors once in a while.
So, something a little different in a lot of ways. Same clasp done in a different way, and the result is... "dramatic", I suppose. Very enjoyable, I think.
No one ever accused him of settling for a little flair. Nope, not an ounce of desire to remain hidden away. There is nothing but bright, vibrant flash and a sweet tooth that could not be described in human tongue. Though he is kind enough to ask if he might have some, first. And if you seem reluctant, only then will he mesmerize with that tail of his.
I definitely wanted something a bit different and dramatic. And I also wanted a tail that didn't look so organized and was more "free form" and "open". Well... I succeeded enough to be happy with him.
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.
I had not meant to make a pair of dragons. They insisted. This is the result of my wandering into a local bead store. I think I will be going back soon.
As for the critters themselves, they really can't be separated. Selia and Sien are quite very much in love and not in the least bit willing to do something silly like stay away from one another. While they'd normally be living in the forest and flashing those bright tails at unknowing passers-by to trick them into abandoning their food (they'd learned to work with tourists, you see), I'm sure they'd like to travel and see other places. Just... watch your food. Sandwiches, most of all.
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.