Shortly after I received my dragon, his original combination morphed into another mini combo with the centre beads seen here. But, it seemed to call for an even fuller combination. The 2+2 briefly had me searching out gold beads, but the price is a bit too steep for me. So I turned back to my bead box. And the current combination quickly came together.
It doesn’t have much of the typical gold that dragons are associated with, but it still has a fair amount of sparkle!
In the two months since I made this combination, the only change (other than the week or so that the Coiling Dragon and a few other beads resided on my How to Tame Your Dragon combo) has been to add the Crown of Thorns.
I wasn’t sure Crown of Thorns would work here, but I like the roughness of it. I had hoped it would evoke the idea of dragon claws or a clawed surface and I think it works well. It actually almost works too well: I originally had it on the end of the bracelet, but was wearing a flowing dress one day and it snagged the fabric! Thankfully it didn’t cause a hole, but I quickly moved it between two larger beads to avoid any future snags.
Even though it hasn’t changed much in two months, this is another combination that I’m happy to let grow slowly. It’s complete enough to wear as-is and most of the beads that I have in mind for it now are very specific versions of production beads. I’m happy to wait until I find the right ones.
Well, mostly happy. A little part of me is still kicking myself for not adding the Faerybeads Vertebrae bead to my cart when I ordered the Coiling Dragon. ;)