Thursday 23 September 2010

Insect Jewellery - Love it or hate it?

The Victorians loved jewellery in an insect shape.During the period 1860 to 1885 the most typical motif used was the dragonfly, flies and other insects. Dragon flies continued into the Art Nouveau and Art Deco periods. Colorful vintage insect jewellery was produced in the thirties mostly from Czechoslovakia. Butterflies were very popular with the craze of using the wings; to produce the iridescent backgrounds on brooches, pendants and rings made famous by Thomas Le Mott in the 1930s to 1960s.

Sunflower bright yellow with a bee in the middle photograph taken in our garden.   
During the Halloween period we see a range of spider brooches and ring in costume and novelty plastic jewellery.

But with bug jewellery you either love it or just hate it. Bright red butterfly brooches above.

I do like insect jewellery and have no problem with spiders or other creepy crawlies. Recently I was out with my mother and I was wearing a large dragonfly brooch. My mother had a large spider brooch almost fastened on her jackets shoulder. Thinks it runs in our family, my teenage daughter would like a small spider that's another story!

Insect photographs taken on 22nd September 2010 in our garden. All jewellery is available on Jewels and Finery

1 comment:

  1. Wow.It's a awesome collection of jewelery.It's a different idea to make such a's seems so attractive.Thanks for sharing.


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I preserve the past. Researching family and local history. Finding about mine and other people's ancestors, is just one of my passions. I also love vintage costume jewellery made here in the UK. I write about my finds and like to research.