These earrings are handcrafted from:
Clear glass seed beads,
Antique bronze dragonfly wings,
Sterling silver-plated French hook ear wires.
Measures approx. 1 inch/2.54 cm drop
I always enjoy seeing a dragonfly drop by for a visit; living in the desert, it feels like they don’t come by enough. Dragonflies are a little like fairies with their gossamer wings and delicate bodies.
It is from the Greeks that they get their root name, Odanates, which means tooth. Because of the way dragonflies eat, it was once believed they possessed teeth. The more modern name of the dragonfly comes from the myth that they once were dragons. They can travel upwards of 45 miles per hour, fly backward, hover like a helicopter, and change direction with seemingly impossible speed. They do all this by flapping their wings only 30 times per minute. To give you some perspective, a mosquito flaps its wings 600 times per minute.
May you capture the beauty and magic of the dragonfly when you wear these earrings.
“I am the dragonfly rising
On the wings of unblocked dreams
On the verge of magical things.”