This beetle was hand-fabricated in sterling silver which has been oxidized to achieve the dark patina. It can be worn as a brooch or a pendant. This one is a real statement piece, definitely a conversation-starter. The great capricorn beetle is one of the long-horned beetles. I used a hollow-form to give this piece its dimension.
Today I was experimenting with photography and this photo is one of the results. I want to teach myself to photograph my jewelry well. I purchased a piece of frosted glass to photograph pieces on. It makes the background really disappear, as if the piece is floating. I'll post more of my photography experiments soon. Happy spring!