The Dragonfly, like the mythic, cosmic dragons of the Far East, are imbued with the spirit of regeneration and immortality. Their amazing life cycle includes a transformation from an ungainly aquatic nymph to an iridescent aerial acrobat! The elegant beauty of this ephemeral, fast moving creature, captured in precious metals, enhanced, with a glistening gemstone.
The wingspan of this metallic creature is 1 3/4" wide and the body is 1 3/8" long
It has a traditional pin closure, along the length of it's body
The Gemstone is approximately 1.4" in length and 2.8" in width
This unique brooch is handcrafted using traditional Metalsmithing techniques. Teresa incised and chased patterns into the sheet metal, which she then cuts out with a jeweler's saw, and then forms the undulating shapes into the flat metal using hammers and mandrels. Reproduced in small batches to create multiples to be set with gems of choice.
" I relish finding design solutions for my ideas, working in metal; I enjoy the resist of the medium. " Teresa, T and Brie