Electroformed Real Weavil Beetle Earrings with Herkimer and Tourmaline
Handmade earrings created with real Turquoise Weevil Beetles that have been dried and encased in a thick shell of copper using the process of electroforming. Tiny raw green Tourmalines are set in bezels on each side of the beetles, and Herkimer diamonds are set atop the back allowing a glimpse of the beetles natural blue/green color to show through from beneath the stones. Each beetle is set on a ring of copper and hung from handmade hypoallergenic Niobium hooks. Oxidized finish and sealed with a clear protective lacquer. All insects used in my work are ethically sourced and cruelty free.