This Pastel Fire Jewel Beetle has a glamorous golden and light blue dichroic iridescence, very sparkly! In fact, it has TWO layers of dichroic to give it this sparkling fire, almost like an opal. It's ULTRA-detailed just like all of my work - with individual tarsae (segments) in its feet, tiny claws, mandibles, and many-segmented antennae. Very life-like!
He is made of Effetre (aka "soft") glass via the lampworking technique - sculpted from molten glass rods, over an oxy-propane torch. Afterward, it has been annealed in a digitally-controlled kiln, so is fully stabilized and when properly cared for, should last several human lifetimes (much longer than a live beetle!)
Pastel Fire Jewel Beetle
- 2.25 inches long, 1.25 inches wide, 1 inch tall
Made from Moretti/Effetre glass, with dichroic accent
- Signed on underside of body, between front legs.
- All of my sculptures are individually hand-made by me, Wesley Fleming, by melting glass rods over a torch and then properly annealed in a digitally-controlled kiln to remove any stress from the making process.