Beetle In Handmade Ornate Victorian Frame w/ Swarovski. I found this bug in the wild, in Thailand. He had shiny, iridescent purple/blue/green wings.
I thought he was pretty and decided to turn him into art. So he's mounted into this shadow box with two Swarovski crystal butterflies, just for company. Update: just learned it is a Tropical Carpenter Bee, native to Southeast Asia. Which is where I found it!
The shadow box is glass and wood. The scroll embellishments were hand cast with epoxy clay and attached by me. Each piece was hand mixed, pressed into a silicone mould, let harden a few days, popped out of the mould, sanded and shaped, attached to the wood frame front, and painted. The frame is painted dark green, and the scrollwork I did in purple / silver. The piece measures 6"x6"x1.5.Purple and green framework accent the colors of the insect. The item "Taxidermy Tropical Carpenter Bee Bug Shadow Box. Handmade Ornate Victorian Frame" is in sale since Saturday, December 5, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Animals\Insects & Butterflies\Entomology, Real Insects". The seller is "annibruno7" and is located in Barkhamsted, Connecticut.
This item can be shipped to United States.