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« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2004 05:08:14 PM »

Travis...you are the first guy that I have met (well not met, but you know what I mean) that has actually CARED about bugs! All my friends think I am a freak for telling them not to kill spiders and stuff. We will get along just fine  Wink .


Killing_christa, definetly go with the relaxer fluid idea!
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« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2004 05:26:11 PM »

actually I dont know I want one for a pendant. I'm scared of spiders (well mostly they just creep me out eww) but I want to go against the norm and make one to wear. Face my icky fears lol

awesome. i got necklace for my younger sister that had a beetle in it and she was not at all pleased at first because she can't stand bugs, (honestly--for once!-- i was trying to be thoughtful because i got myself one and usually she likes my taste in jewelry, i completely forgot that she hated bugs). but then, about a week later, she called me to tell me that she felt like a headhunter and that she felt empowered by the necklace! totally cracked me up-- i hope it works for you!
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« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2004 08:45:08 PM »

i would have to say freeze them. Just make sure you leave them there for a week or something.... i took mine out after a few hours and they came back to life. Also, taking a few bugs for your jewelry sounds awesome and won't really effect the insect population at all- they outnumber us 25 million to one!  Wink good luck!
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« Reply #13 on: May 11, 2004 08:50:08 AM »

even so 25 million to one ,or not killing anything for the sake of wearing it isn't very nice, and anywho spiders are very beneficial insects. I mean after reading Charlottes Web as a kid who could do anything to a spider. plus they are are symbolic in a lot of cultures. Deposits her 2 cents.
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« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2004 09:23:02 PM »

i agree on that one- killing something just for the sake of wearing it isn't nice...  Cry
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« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2004 06:56:30 PM »

I am not quite sure if this has to do with a spider necklace but that last post made me think about snake skin pants... not that most of them are acutually MADE out of snake skin... but still... it is the same idea.  And ivory... poor elephants... Cry
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« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2008 10:43:45 PM »

I bought a keychain with a unicorn beetle in it about a year ago.  I loved it - despite my distaste for insects.  I couldn't bear the thought that this beautiful peice would get ruined with the scratching and banging of being on my keys.  So I put it on a cord and wear it as a pendant.

I did some research on it and found the type, origin, history (in culture) and natural habitat of the beetle.  When I wear it, I find that it's a chance to educate people about the beetle!  Fortunately, the ones used by this particular company are found dead and "relaxed" for positioning.  While I don't care for bugs, I don't see the sense in killing for 'art'.

The beauty of it, however, has encouraged me to start casting my own peices.  I have yet to do so - I'm waiting for some pressed flowers to dry out and on the hunt for already-deceased bugs of my own!!  The one I'm looking forward to most is casting the shed shell of one of my fidler crabs!
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