You might have heard of bizarre-shaped jewelries, meat jewelry, jewelry pieces shaped like tiny body parts, or even food jewelry. But insect jewelry? You might wonder who would want to have insect-shaped bug-shaped adornment decorating their body. While it is true that insects can be quite fear-inducing, Russian craftswoman Nadezhda Belokon’s insect jewelry collection is nothing but awe-inspiring.
The artist started creating insect-shaped beaded jewelries back in 2013, and until today, she has been selling the pieces for over 5 years. The Ulyanovsk-based artisan surely takes no risk when it comes to the quality of her work, as she only uses high-quality Japanese beads and gemstones. She also uses Swarovski, natural leather, and natural suede.
Even if you’re not a fan of bugs, it’s almost difficult not to admire Belokon’s skills and craftsmanship. Every single piece is carefully crafted; and the final result shows just how much work must have gone to every item. The color coordination, the details, and the shape – nothing is worthy of criticism. So if you’re worried about grossing other people out with your jewelry choice, you still can treat Belokon’s handiwork as decorations.
Not limited to a certain type of jewelry, Belokon has created different kinds of brooches, pendants, earrings, cufflinks, necklaces, bracelets, rings, clips for shoes, sandals, headbands, and even handbags and clutches. Some of the insects she has recreated as jewelries are: cicada, beetle, grasshopper, spider, and bee. She’s also inspired by other creatures such as butterfly and rooster. While not everything is vermin-themed, most of the handmade goods are. And it’s not hard to see why! Her insect-inspired items are very well-received by buyers all around the world.
Many describe her work as ‘lovely’, ‘extraordinary’, and ‘precious’. Belokon also offers customized pieces in case you are interested in purchasing one of a kind jewelry.
If you would like to know more about the fascinating jewelry collection, you can visit Belokon’s online store here.
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