This is a Cicada wing dyed and sealed in resin. My cat found a dead cicada in the yard and I took it from her and as I was looking at this ugly bug I realized it had very beautiful detailed wings. So I thought why not seal it into some resin. The first one I did you really couldn't see the wing very well so I pulled out my Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Inks and experimented with them before I put them into the resin. I think they are beautiful...I would never kill the bug just to get his wings but since he was dead anyway I didn't feel so bad about it.
I live in the Midwest and have a obsession for re-purposing items in
crafts. There will be a large variety of things posted on here, if I like them I
usually list them on Etsy to see if they raise any interest in someone's
Many of the items I make for my friends because
they just don't have the time or craftiness...is that a word?... it should
be! So I will post my creations and probably post some of my flops,
because let's be honest, we crafters have many of those too.
Drop me a line if you feel the need to say howdy!