Handmade Sterling Silver and Copper Beetle Insect Necklace
Insect jewelry is such a thoughtful & unique gift for the bug lover in your life! This necklace is perfect for science teachers, gardeners, entomologists or entomology students -- any insect lover that can appreciate the tiny magic of insects!
This bold and distinctive beetle necklace is the perfect way to add a little unexpected punch to a chic & easy outfit; perfect when paired with an oversized white tee and your favorite black skinny jeans, but looks just as amazing complimenting a more classic & clean look, like a chambray shirtdress.
Sterling silver necklace featuring a sterling silver & copper pendant artfully etched with a single striped beetle.
Necklace chain is oxidized sterling silver, in your choice of style and length from 16" to 22": choose from a cable chain finished with a secure and easy "fish hook" style clasp, or a curb chain with a lobster style clasp. See additional photos for clasp and chain details.
This necklace is made to order, so please allow for 1-2 weeks for completion. Because etchings are done individually, please allow for some slight variations in the artwork. Hand-crafted and assembled in the USA using good, old-fashioned silversmithing techniques, the pendants are carefully polished, then hand-patinated, & then re-polished to give the copper back its gorgeous, bright copper glow!
This necklace features the adorable-yet-destructive striped cucumber beetle. After preparing the art for this design, I used an acid bath to etch the artwork deep into my copper cutouts. The copper cutouts and other earring components were then all prepped and soldered together. The fully assembled earrings were polished, then hand patinated, then polished again to reveal that gorgeous, bright copper glow.
These are made-to-order, so please allow 2-3 weeks for completion.
Did you know that beetles (i.e. the insect order Coleoptera) might just contain the largest number of species out of all of the insect orders? They are found just about everywhere and they range in size from 1 tiny millimeter all the way up to 7 whopping inches in length!
All of my jewelry items are shipped in certified eco-friendly and fully recyclable jewelry boxes. And $1 from every sale is donated to protect invertebrates & their habitats.
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