With the advent of the Year of the Dragon this past Monday, I thought we might explore the beauty of all things Dragon in this week's Friday Faves.
You know, Dragons have been around as long as man and maybe just a bit longer than that if we look at them from a dinosaur angle. But whether you love them strictly for their fantastical beauty, their symbolism of luck, strength and power or the possibility of a scientific connection, dragons in one form or another really set the imagination flying.
There's a song by an artist named Jimmie Spheeris, who had one of the most amazing dragon tats and an equally amazing sound, that I think would be great to go along with our theme this week. the song is called The Dragon is Dancing.
Jimmie may no longer be with us, but, somewhere, I'm sure his dragon is still dancing.
Now, let's go shopping!
Dancing Dragon Shop Number 1
Shop name: The Wizard of Charms
Wow! This gorgeous charm would be just perfect for a Valentine's gift for your sweetheart or for yourself. I adore the blue background with that silver dragon. Did I tell ya it's gorgeous?
Dancing Dragon Shop Number 2
Shop name: Pentip's Place
This next one will make your jaw drop. I know this really took a lot of hard work to create something as beautiful as our next delicate and lovely dragon. And you can get it in a choice of colors!
Dancing Dragon Shop Number 3
Shop name: Night Sky Jewelry from In Art Studio
Well, this next one is just breath-taking! You have to see it to believe it! Only a true dragon himself could tame such a dragon as this fine specimen. (And I love the disclaimer at the bottom of the item description!)
Dancing Dragon Shop Number 4
Shop name: Marty Magic Jewelry
Again, another incredible work of art that you can wear! This little beauty might just whisper sweet nothings or long lost spells of fame and wealth into your ear -- you never know when it comes to a dragon.
Dancing Dragon Shop Number 5
Shop name: Merimask Designs
Do you wish you could be a dragon? Or maybe you just have a costume party to attend and you want to be the sure winner of the door prize? Well, this fine mask is just what you need. Just be careful that you don't singe anyone's eyebrows -- it's that realistic!
Had enough of dragons yet? Me neither! But it's a Dragon year, my friends, and there are plenty more where these beauties came from at Etsy.com.
Have any dragon tales to tell? I'd love to read all about it in the comments below. Just click where it says 'comments' and tell me all about it. If you're shy, here's a little incentive: if you tell me your story, I promise to tell you about my dragon encounter when I was about 17.
What other beast of yore might grace my blog? Could it be the noble unicorn? Why, yes! I do believe we shall be seeing a whole herd of them in next week's Friday Faves.
Until then, have a great weekend everyone and take care out there!