Something New...

I thought you might enjoy this picture of some beetles all pinned up and ready to dry.  I'm preparing them for a new gallery-style piece that will involve beetles in every color of the rainbow.


Today I took on the project of organizing my "bug room".  I found myself quite amused by the number of beetles I have in my possession.  Perhaps you too will be amused?  The sad thing is, I'm getting ready to make another order!  (Yes, there are things I'm out of!)  Addicted?  No way!!

Is this too many?

Of course, all of these pictures don't include my butterflies.  Those are in another drawer!

Flower Beetles; by far my biggest category

Weevils!  Some of my favorite insects!
Check out these GIANTS!  Those cicadas won't even fit into any of my frames!
One-of-a-Kind Expensive Beetles! (My splurges)

The End!  All organized!

New Beetle and Leaf Necklaces

These real metal-dipped leaves are my favorite new jewelry part!  I made several one-of-a-kind necklaces with them recently, and I think the photos turned out great (thanks husband, for my new camera!).  Check out these beauties, available very soon in my online store!