Some people adore insects of all shapes, sizes and colors. They are very fascinating creatures, with unique life cycles and societies. Many insects form symbiotic bonds with other plants and animals, and they are an important part of every ecosystem. Other people abhor anything that crawls, flies or spins in dark corners. There are any number of reasons why we fear bugs and insects, including bites and other creepy business. Some insects carry diseases, and others just look disgusting.
Somewhere in between all of these opinions are the creative folks who can create the most amazing designs inspired by these tiny creatures. Beautiful bugs like butterflies make obvious subjects, but even the creepiest insects can make for beautiful beads.
Russian Mother of Pearl Dragonfly Pendant
Purple Dragonfly Enameled Copper Crescent Pendant
from Happy Mango Beads
Red Lampwork Glass Ladybugs
from Mindielee Supplyz
Murano Style Glass Butterfly Pendant
from Auntie's Beads
Swarovski Elements Crystal Silver Night Butterfly
Tierra Cast Monarch Butterfly Bead
from Royal Metals
Green Patina Czech Glass Dragonfly Button
from Bello Modo
Brass and Copper Butterfly and Flower Clasp
from Sonoran Beads
Czech Glass Red and Gold Ladybugs
Patricia Healey Copper Fly Pendant
from Lima Beads
And even though it’s not a stand alone bead,
I couldn’t resist showing you this life-like bug creation!
Polymer Clay Maggot Pendant
by Humphrey’s Handmade
What’s your favorite tiny creature? How do you incorporate them into your work?
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