This spider has a fun swirl of colors on its abdomen, body and legs. Although leggy and therefore creepy, it is also incredibly beautiful and a prized pet as a result! Just keep it well fed and it won't come creeping toward you with bad intent.
Short video of this piece, just before I finished making it: https://www.instagram.com/p/CzXmJ0uOCYN/
It 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 spider - and far less dangerous!)
Sour Apple Jumping Spider
- Aproximate size: 1.5 inches long, 1 inches wide, 0.65 inches tall
Made from Moretti/Effetre glass
- Signed on underside of cephalothorax, between 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.