• Henry Elfering

    The Dragon Fish

    Dragons are creatures that capture all the magic, mystique and power of the fantasy world, including mine! There is such a variety in what is considered "dragon" leaving me the freedom to create my own mythical dragon. Because they come in all sizes and shapes I decided to pair my white Baroque P... View Post
  • Henry Elfering

    The Heart to Heart Pendant

    My Heart to Heart pendant began as a sketch when I was asked to create a piece of jewelry that showed connection by using one continuous line, something similar to the knotted Celtic illustrations. As I began to draw the idea of a heart connection came to mind. Often for me, an illustration take... View Post


With my interest in the animal myths and the animal kingdom, it should not surprise anyone that I love a good fantasy. From time to time, I depart from my morphed animal images to a simple animal depiction. I had a bracelet idea floating in my head while, like many Americans, I was watching Game of Thrones. Rather than depict a mythical dragon complete with wings, scales and claws, I wanted to attempt a more modern, abstract dragon. Often I find my drawings take on a life of their own when I begin carving my drawing into wax. Since there is such a variety in what is considered a “dragon” I felt a certain freedom to create the two headed magical creature seen in the drawing and photo above.

  My biggest challenge was the connection of each two headed dragon link. Originally, I drew a basic link to link for each connection, but once I began soldering each sterling link, I felt the bracelet lacked interest. Pushing myself to find a more interesting connection I, after chatting with another artist I came up with what I think is a perfect solution. Between each link will be a very small egg like connection that will somewhat cover the jump rings used to connect the links. The small dome shapes reminded me of the dragon eggs. I am excited to rework the linkage using 14kt white gold jump rings for added strength.

  To complete the look, I am planning on setting 5 red garnet cabochons between each dragon link representing the hot, fierce fire-breathing dragon I carved.

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