The Dragon Bookmark for your book of shadows, or that page-turner you take to bed. This can be made in your choice of different styles: A black dragon egg of carved, smoked jade (I like to think the dragon mother breathed on the egg to keep it warm!) or lampwork heart. The heart is a lampwork bead, wrapped in filigree and adorned with Swarovoski crystals. (Please note the green egg is sold out).
The neck of the dragon hooks around the spine of your book-- holding your place and guarding your tome.
I was inspired by the Yorkshire legend of the Dragon of Loschy Wood. Like so many stories of great wurms, this one most likely alludes to earth energies whose presence is almost lost to us. The arch of the dragon's neck hooks elegantly around the spine of your book and resembles the dragon head on the bow of a Viking ship.
All handmades are created one at a time in my little Victorian home in a cobblestone street in the shadow of the medieval walls of the city of York.