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I just love these little beetle charms! You can get these, and tons of other cool stuff from B’Sue Boutiques – a great supplier of American made brass findings.

Necklace made using an old skeleton key and a beetle charm with tiny czech glass dangles. Another beetle is crawling up the chain, which is from a vintage cuckoo clock.

Two pairs of earrings using the same beetle charms. On one pair I buffed back the finish to show the coppery highlights and on the other I added a little Gilders paste for color.

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About lilruby jewelry

My name is Joan Williams and I'm a self taught jewelry designer and mixed media artist. I was born and raised in the Chicago area, and I now live in the Missouri Ozarks with my husband, son and jillions of beads - along with lots of ephemera and stuff that my packrat ancestors saved (and I'm so glad they did)! My passion is creating jewelry that bears the patina of time and travel, using a blend of new components and found objects. I'm also crazy about antiques, horses, flowers, rusty hinges and chipped paint, so you never know what I might be inspired to talk about. I hope you'll stop by from time to time to see what I'm up to! Click below to visit my Etsy shop and my Facebook page, and to see additional photos on Flickr.

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