This is the 3rd in a series of lamp pulls I made to adorn our new, super-bright LED basement lights. The focal lampwork bead was so misshapen I hesitated even to put it in a basement lamp pull, but on the other hand, that dragon, which is highly detailed and looks to have been someone's real labour of love, is butt-ugggggggggly: the head's too big for the body, the upper and lower jaw is just a mushy cheek wodge, the wings don't convincingly attach to the body, (and are missing a joint besides), the hind legs are much longer than the front and it has unconvincing, floppy mammal ears on a reptilian body.
It's a real shame, because it does have a relatively dynamic pose, and the red faceted eyes are very attractive. But I just hated the anatomy so much I couldn't stand even to put it on a dead mouse, for which it's really too large and heavy anyway. So I decided my sloppy red bead could go with this dragon, and as for the rest, I scavenged some more beads off my stringing desk and/or my box of base-metal oddments, which, like the dragon I've accumulated over the years.
I will say, it makes a nice photo, at least.
To be sure, a sin of which I'm also often guilty.
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