When I saw my first photo of a dragon climbing up a street light pole, I knew I wanted to make one out of beads. I enjoyed researching out the different myths of the dragons and found that the Chinese dragon is a friendly spirit that brings good luck and good fortune.
My dragon has four toes depicting the nobles. Other dragons have three toes for the ministers and the royal dragon with five toes. One claw is holding a pearl symbolizing a good harvest, wealth and good fortune.
I enjoyed the research of the symbolism of each color. I choose to make a blue dragon as a symbol of the promise of new beginnings that spring represents. The touch of green on the dragon represents good fortune, good health and luck. The red represents fire, passion, activity and good fortune.
The pear blossoms promises longevity and good fortune. The 8 lotus flowers around the base bring purity of the heart and spirit, tranquility, long life, humility, honor and good fortune.