I seem to have a small dragonfly obsession, which expresses itself in my jewelry designs. In the summer and fall of 2013, I created a “flight” of dragonfly designs. (That’s what you call a group of dragonflies.) I didn’t dwell on the deeper meaning at the time. But I have looked up the meaning of dragonflies more than once.
Dragonflies are a totem animal in many cultures, symbolizing different things, from change and transformation to strength and adaptability.
Their graceful flight and iridescent coloring fascinate and delight.
They are common motifs in many forms of art, depicted in association with both water and air.
They are seen by some as a connection to the spirits of nature and the faerie realm.
Dragonflies have been around for millions of years as a family of insects, but as individuals, they only live a matter of months in their adult form. (The flightless aquatic larvae can live several years, depending on species.)
Dragonflies are reminders to live in the moment and find the joy in living.I expect they will continue to be a totem in my jewelry designs, bringing me new joy with each completed creation.