Dragonfly jewelry designs

May 14, 2016

Dragonfly jewelry designs

Dragonflies have been the source of artistic inspiration for centuries. The motif can be traced back to Ancient Egypt and the Middle Ages. Dragonflies can be found in Native American art and jewelry, Japanese haiku poetry, and traditional Asian medicines. Their elegant bodies and shimmery wings continue to inspired artists in modern day.

Dragonfly jewelry components at Island Cove

  • Drop by the store and browse the unique collection of dragonfly and butterfly themed pieces including torch-fired enamel charms, pressed glass beads, glass buttons, and silver, gold, and copper tone connectors 

Fun facts about dragonflies, according to The Dragonfly Website:

  • Experts believe there are probably between 5500 and 6500 species of dragonflies and damselflies in total.
  • Their two sets of wings move independently, allowing dragonflies to navigate effortlessly.
  • Their huge eyes allow them incredible vision in almost every direction.
  • The largest species is the Megaloprepus coerulatus damselfly – it has a wingspan up to 19 cm and is native to Central America.
  • Dragonflies are valued as predators of other pesky insects – they can consume hundreds of mosquitoes in one day!

New mirrored CzechMates tiles – inspired by iridescent dragonfly wings

  • Island Cove now carries 3 shades of mirrored CzechMates tile beads in Cranberry, Fern Green, and Denim Blue. They’re perfectly suited for a dragonfly themed jewelry project!
  • Shop these new strands now – they’re just $9.50 per strand

 

 





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