GYPSY SPRITE are made with the naturally beautiful Elytra (wings) of the Green Jewel beetle (Sternocera aequisignata.) These earrings features the rare golden green mutation of the Jewel beetle. The elytra shift in color from gold to green, with touches of copper. The surface of the elytra are shiny and iridescent, giving the effect of sunlight on oil-slick. Beetle wings have been used for centuries by Indian civilizations, cut into tiny spangle shapes to adorn a range of objects from garments and turban cloths, to canopies and book covers, their reflective properties admired as a means to ward off evil spirits.
The iridescent golden green of the elytra are complimented with gorgeous iridescent faceted crystal beads, oxidized black brass findings and open filigree hoops.
The wings make a wonderful tinkling sound when worn...like the sound of the faeries!
BEETLE- "As with many insects the beetle goes through a tremendous metamorphosis from the grub stage to the winged. Because of this, it is associated with resurrection and change. In its winged stage, the front set of wings are thickened into hard covers which fold and protect the soft underside. This may indicate for those with this totem a need to be more protective, or possibly that you are too closed off." ~~Ted Andrews
Earrings measure 4.5 inches long.
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All Good Wishes,
...Lovingly handmade in My Secret Lair...
© copyright Susan Tooker
Spinning Castle Studios, 2014.
Photographs by Susan Tooker
Susan has sold her handmade items online since 2008. She has over 562 sales, 100% positive feedback and 323 happy reviews on another venue. When you buy from www.spinningcastlestudios.com you are buying direct from the artist.
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