If you've hung around my sites very long, you're probably familiar with "the" dragon bracelet. If not, here's a quick refresher:
I came across this gorgeous copper button with a swirly dragon design a long time back and started using it as a focal piece for a macrame bracelet. It is by far the most popular (and requested) item in my shop. The colors are just right. It's just perfect (the button, I mean). So of course, it is no longer being manufactured! I have a small stash of them on hand, so I guess I should be a bit more judicious with their use. But I had this idea for a fringy beaded cuff bracelet with the button as the clasp/focal.
I put together a great bead mix with berry and copper and green and purple with touches of teal:
It's a totally different style from my usual macrame piece, but I think I like the way it turned out. It brings to mind a dragon guarding the mouth of a cave full of treasure.
Even the "back" of the bracelet is pretty.