Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Leaf cutter ant necklace

Another one of my insect favourites is leaf cutter ants. These industrious little critters grow fungus that the keep nourished with pieces of fresh leaves which they then feed to their larvae. This one's in sterling silver and bronze.

Friday, 19 March 2010

Luxury Ring

Sterling silver, 18k yellow gold and 2mm diamond. Yum!

Saturday, 13 March 2010

New insect pieces

Weaver ant with grub. Weaver ants construct their nests by gluing together leaves with the aid of their larvae that they gently squeeze to allow the release of a sticky silky glue. They're not stupid, these ants! Sterling silver, bronze, 18k yellow gold.
Bee on hive cell with honey. Sterling silver, bronze, yellow sapphire.
Honey bee on flower. Sterling silver, bronze.