Electroformed Real Mantis with Australian Opal + Herkimer Diamonds
Handmade necklace with a real Mantis preserved inside a thick plating of copper using the process of electroforming. It's set on a wide circular bail with twisted wire detail. With a wingspan close to 3" across, this Mantis makes a unique statement piece! I've set two tiny Herkimer Diamonds at the ends of the top wings and two colorful natural Australian opals on the insect body between the wings. The pendant is double hung on a 17" antique copper chain with handmade hook and eye clasp with makers tag. Oxidized finish and sealed with a clear protective lacquer.
All insects in my work are ethically sourced and cruelty free.