Too much learning … ???
Typically, I’d say there is no such thing, but … I think I pushed it too far today.
I’ve been perusing the ‘net, getting my fill of all things beading, chainmaille and jewelry, when I stumbled on this … Now, I know artists throughout history have been inclined to use just about anything as their ‘medium’ (see post regarding Victorian hair jewelry), but I think this is a bit much (for me, personally…): Beetlewing art (at least they were gentle about it, and no beetle lost it’s life for the cause!).
Here is the bug (Sternocera aequisignata or Jewel Beetle … YES, it has pretty wings). Here is an entire ceiling, in a Belgium palace, done up in ‘elytra’ (beetle wings):
And, here is a stunning pair of earrings (that started the whole search), by a talented artist (check out her facebook page) in Croatia … Wow!!!
While I love her chainmaille, I just don’t think I’m ready for bug jewelry. And, I think I’ve learned enough today … [Stepping away from the computer – with skin feeling strangely itchy-crawly.]