An absolutely pleasing pin with a very playful form. Beautifully hand crafted from sterling, this beetle proudly supports a flower stem above its body. The air that surrounds the elements in this pin would allow for underlying fabric to show through. A great gift for a nature lover, a gardener, or anyone interested in the wonderment of bugs, beetles, scarabs and the like.
2.5"w x 2.25"h
Insects have been a longtime interest, and now I use their shapes in my jewelry. Beetles are little machines, complete with a specialized part that helps each carry out a life-sustaining task.
Making jewelry in a small scale gives the viewer insight to another world.
Details are important to me. Nature is a recurrent theme in my work, important that we can reflect on it in a caring manner.
Working directly in the metal with simple hand tools. I also can form it with hydraulic pressure, allowing me to puff out and stretch the metal farther. Addition of semiprecious stones and beads adds color. I enjoy the versatility of a material that can be formed but also has resistance to hold its shape.