Never have we seen such mythical yet powerful creatures in symbolic value like dragons. Unlike the dragon from the West which has been portrayed as evil, fearsome and malevolent creatures, the dragon in Asian cultures is believed as a symbol of spiritual energy, wisdom, prosperity, power and imperial authority.
The symbol of yang
Dragon from the East is a supernatural animal appearing from the ancient times. Despite being depicted with no wings, the dragon can fly among the clouds, hide in or turn into water or fire, can change color as an ability to blend in with their surroundings, as an effective form of camouflage, or glow in the dark. It also acquired an almost unlimited range of supernatural powers such as forming clouds and rains, control over water, rainfall, typhoons, and floods. Speaking of this, they suggested that some of the worst floods in ancient Asia were believed to have been the result of a mortal upsetting a dragon. That’s why in Chinese and also Vietnamese cultures, dragon is the symbol of yang, representing the universe, life, existence, and growth.
According to legend, the Dragon King has nine mythological sons. Inherited at least one great talent from their father, each of whom has their own duties in forming and protecting the earth. For example, the first son is called bixi, which looks like a giant tortoise and is good at carrying weight. The second son is called chiwen who help to control the fire on earth…
Later, dragon was seen as a protector associated with the Emperor and represents the prosperity and power of the nation. It was believed to have saved Vietnam from Genghis Khan‘s northern invasion by decimating the enemy’s army with its fire breath, and by warning the emperor Lý Thái Tổ to move the countries’ capital away from the overflowing water of the Red River.
Dragons of Eden
Some dragons control the water, some represents the emperor but do you know, there are some marvelous ones emerging from the clouds and forming magical dragons of eden?
One summer day, while three 1000-year-old brother of dragons were flying among the clouds to observe the ground, check the water and the wind, they noticed a strange clouds which were drastically beautifully multicolored. With their wisdom, they can predict that something must be wrong because of the fierce energy radiating from the swollen incandescent clouds. The three brothers then decided to use the ability of camouflage to merge into the weird clouds without knowing that could change their lives for good. Although the clouds looked soft and benignant, the dragons took a lot of effort to rise above them. Suddenly, the puffy clouds turned into huge magic ink flow that stuck to the dragons’ bodies and reflect spectrum lines of heaven. The three and offspring have been stayed in that holy eden which is believed to be the highest place in the world. The eldest among the three Dranimus brings strength to the mind, will and soul while Drapalala, a water dragon helps to protect nature, especially water and its forms on earth. Last but not least, the youngest one Drapartum represents all the joy, creativity, innovations which are essential for evolution.
Breaking news: The eden is called Dragons of Eden in the East Sea and you can own it!
How to make a dragon
First, the dragon will be multiplied into many patterns, there are three different dragon breeds with three different size of keycap.
Each dragon after being formed, or shaped , it’ll be painted with one finishing paint layer and three more color layers to make contour effects.
And now, this is one of our important parts – dragon’s smaller details such as eyes, mane, dragon scales and tail. Each detail is being highlighted to create the separately sharpness and contrast for each part of the entire dragon.
After that, we will forming the dragon in the mold with resin. Three breeds of dragon, three different forms, we have to be very careful and detailed on this step. Each detail is abide exactly the best design of each dragon. Every shaping step takes 8 hours to finish, if there is any mistake even if it’s a very small mistake, we’ll have to starts again until we have exactly what we want on our product – the perfection.
The next step after the dragon has already in shaped inside the mold and the Edens colors effect has done. Depending on the color, each step will be different from the other, like waiting for the color beams to settle down, not too long or too short, not too small or too large. Every step is being repeated over and over again and abide exactly the palette of each keycap, each color beam is being created exactly the position that we wants, and no need to discuss about the harmonious. It also takes 8 hours to finish, after all the color beams are on their right positions, we will put it inside the pressure pot, this time we’ll have to wait for around 12 hours. .
When keycap have enough time to get hard inside the pressure pot, the next step is cleaning and sanding to create a ultra smooth surface for each keycap. There are 4 step for sanding, and the very last step is create a glowing and clearly surfaces.
With few descriptions above we hope that you can understand and know more about how we made keycap. With any mistake while making it, we’ll have to starts again, from the zero point. Team Dragon would like to send to you our new Collection: Dragons of Eden in the Easy Sea.
Enter (2.25u – SA row 3)
Right-shift (2.75u – SA row 3)
Backspace (2u – SA row 3)
- MX stem
- SA profile R3, 2u, 2.25u, 2.75u
- Design and Handcrafted by Jelly Key
- Open time: 7/31/2019
- Close time: 8/5/2019
- Starting to Deliver after Groupbuy: 70-90 days
We could close the GB sooner than expected. So take your chance as soon as you can.
What is in the box?
- 1 Dragons of Eden Artisan Keycaps by Jelly Key.
- 01 Medal dog-tag with engraved unique series number.
- 01 Wooden box.
- A unique serial number is on the bottom of the keycap as well.
- The keycap was made entirely by hand and tool. The final product may vary from the original photos but at acceptable aspect. We would love to ask you to tolerate any reasonable differents.
- Due to the random effect of the color background created from “magic” ink – we kindly remind you again that what our artists can control.
- With each artisan keycap from Jelly Key, we offer you a one-on-one replacement if there is fault that causes by our artisan team. Feel free to contact us.