For several days this past summer when the sun is setting hundreds of dragonflies swarm above our home. We sit at our picnic table, watching in awe as they dart about. We wonder if they are feeding, although we also read that they tend to swarm when they are about to migrate.
When I came into the studio one morning I found a gigantic dragonfly dead on my workbench. After filling a few orders I decided to pay tribute to the insect.
I began with reticulating the body and carving out the details. I then sawed out and soldered the wings to the body, giving them a little texture with my rolling mill. On the body of the dragonfly is a bezeled piece of brown beach glass.
The dragonfly pendant hangs on a handmade chain, each link formed, fused and soldered. The chain measures 20", designed to be adjustable (smaller).
The wingspan of the life-sized dragonfly is 3" and it is 2.25" from head to tail. It is one of a kind.