So somewhere in those long, hot days of August I'm reminded of teenage summers at the local pond watching dragonflies skim across the surface of the water and those murky blues, purples, woodland greens and browns rushing together. Here are some dragonfly picks to inspire you too.
First up is the silver dragonfly cuff by Cathy Dailey, pictured above.
Perfect dragonfly pairs in ceramic by Scorched Earth.
A ceramic dragonfly bead by Cynthia Cranes Pottery
Love seeing Earthenwood Studio's shop filled with work like her classic Dragonfly Pendant.
Polymer clay charms that would make perfect earrings from Ornamental Objects.
I love these organic silver dragonfly charms from Pam Springall via VDIJewelryFindings.
And from me, over at my Humblebeads Etsy shop is this fun and colorful set of coin beads featuring a dragonfly focal.
I'm always asked at shows when I'm selling jewelry if I have dragonfly items, so they seem to inspire many others too! Dragonflies symbolize wisdom, transformation, change and adaptability in life - so no wonder they appeal to so many.
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