Tag Archives: Egyptian beetle

I’ve got bugs!

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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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Beetle Mania

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This is how the Egyptian beetle project turned out – it took some doing getting the pieces to fit well on the cuff bracelet but all in all I’m pretty pleased with it!

The brass beetle charm and the stamping beneath it were purchased at www.bsueboutiques.com.

Faux Enamel Experiment

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This beetle is the result of my experiment of mixing ICE resin with PearlEx pigment powder. I was trying to get the effect of the wonderful Egyptian style enamel jewelry from the Art Nouveau period. I haven’t decided exactly what I’ll do with him next, but he’ll probably end up as part of a cuff bracelet. One thing’s for sure – if I’m going to do close work like this I’ll need stronger glasses!Image