The Dragonfly Doorbell Ringer was designed by Michael Healy, an accomplished Rhode Island artisan. He enjoyed studying the acrobatic flight of dragonflies while fly fishing in the pond near his cottage. On one August morning, Michael found a large dragonfly perched by the front door. The dragonfly eventually flew away but left behind a wonderful idea for one of Michael Healy's doorbell ringer designs. The Dragonfly's wings are cast in solid bronze and its body in solid brass. It was hand-crafted using the age old art of foundry casting. During the foundry casting process molten brass and bronze are heated to over 2000°F then carefully poured into a handmade sand mold. This mold is used only once, giving the Doorbell Ringer its individual character.