Cottonwood Tree Borer necklace

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Cottonwood Tree Borer necklace

260.00

Polymer clay, black water jasper, black onyx, sterling silver, and miscellaneous beads.  The necklace is 25" long with a handmade sterling silver hook and eye clasp.  The pendant portion is 3.5" long and 2.25" wide.  The beetle is an inch deep. 

The cottonwood tree borer is a native long-horned beetle that feeds on its namesake.  They are fairly large and I was fortunate enough to witness a group of them emerge in Wichita, Kansas many years ago.  I collected a couple and have drawn and painted them a few times over the years.  If you receive my blog posts, you'll have seen the beginning of the process (WIP-Cottonwood tree borer, part 1, part 2).  Here's the finished beetle along with some black water jasper which inspired the necklace as well.

This necklace comes with a box for gift giving.

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