the beauty of Recycled Art!: Insect sculpture miniatures by French Edouard Martinet • Martinet's talent: 1. not glue! no welding! but tiny screws!! 2. tasteful details • exhibited @ Sladmore Contemporary, London 2013-11-27 to Jan 31 with 17 years of his miniatures!
Victorian bee brooch is rendered in 18k gold, enamel, moonstone and rose diamonds. The head is set with a gem quality cabachon moonstone that is clear and blue, exhibiting that beautiful sheen known as adularescence. The details are fine, right down to the antennae which are set with tiny diamonds on their tips. The eyes are faceted rubies