Custom Finds Inspired by the Year of the Dragon
In Chinese astrology, the year of your birth always has a corresponding animal attached to it. Simultaneously, that animal is linked to one of the five elements of earth, water, fire,wood, or metal. Depending upon the exact specifications of when you were born, you could be a Tiger in Earth Cycle or a Rabbit in Wood Cycle or a variety of other combinations. It’s this combination that gives you your specific astrological characteristics.
January 23th, 2012 (or Feb. 4th depending on who you ask) begins the Dragon in Water Cycle (or the final year of the Wood Cycle depending on who you talk to). The dragon is the symbol of power, strength and pride. It’s unpredictable and untouchable. Legend says that since you can’t see its head and tail at the same time, you should expect the unexpected in 2012 (or 4709 depending on who you ask).
Below, CustomMade artisans pay homage to the dragon through unique custom design. Expect the unexpected.
Blueberry Musical Instruments Inc. creates an intricately carved solid mahogany electric guitar with “Hawk & Dragon” motif.
Hand Forged by metal worker Dale Morse of Clay Hill Forge, his custom Dragon Chandelier features four feng shui symbols (metal is assumed) in glass on each side panel.
Designed From Wood craftsman Steve Michaud creates a unique four string dulcimer made with a walnut back and sound board. The sides are cherry for a bit of contrast. The peg head has been carved to resemble the neck and head of a dragon.
The makers at Bellchamber Rings created this beautiful Imperial Dragon ring. The pair of dragons face each other and flank a spiral motif. The Imperial Dragons are shown with their distinctive five claws.
This hand tooled leather day planner by Kerry Custom Leather is made from full grain cow hide. The interior of the day planner is made from the highest quality pig skin, soft and supple just the way you like it.
To see more dragon inspired designs, click on our Design Gallery Page . And if you’re ready to have something unique made especially for you, click Get Started and start creating your dragon inspired keepsake.