UNSEELIE QUEEN is made with the naturally beautiful Elytra (wings) of the Green Jewel beetle (Sternocera aequisignata.) This necklace features the rare copper mutation of the Jewel beetle. The elytra shift in color from gold to green, with touches of copper. The surface of the elytra are shiny and iridescent, giving the effect of sunlight on oil-slick. Beetle wings have been used for centuries by Indian civilizations, cut into tiny spangle shapes to adorn a range of objects from garments and turban cloths, to canopies and book covers, their reflective properties admired as a means to ward off evil spirits.
The iridescent golden green of the elytra are complimented with gorgeous iridescent faceted beads, black antiqued brass findings and an Erte Deco chain. The wings are very light and make a wonderful tinkling sound when worn.
Necklace measures 19.5 inches with hook clasp and 3 inch extender.
BEETLE TOTEM aids in transformation, metamorphosis, resurrection and rebirth - rebirth of the soul to a new spiritual ideal and renewed devotion. Beetle teaches harmony in the coming changes by utilizing your intuitive abilities and teaches discernment where you need it the most. Beetles have a protective quality that will aid in the ability to socialize and communicate effectively by illuminating problems and situations in the correct perspective. Are you eating correctly? Now is the time to examine eating habits. Can you identify which stage of development are you in egg/larva/pupa/adult?. Is it time to fly or walk in life? Beetle will teach persistence with charm, trust in the process, proper movement and actions which allows the regeneration of your spirit to prosper.
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All Good Wishes,
...Lovingly handmade in My Secret Lair...
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Spinning Castle Studios, 2017.
Photographs by Susan Tooker
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