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New York residents can buy tickets to beetle class at: beetleclass.bpt.me
Make your own diorama!
If you want to buy one from me, please let me know. I do custom work and have several pieces available for sale- but not posted on etsy due to fragility(they are really, really hard to ship).

I'm an Insect Preparator at the American Museum of Natural History.
http://research.amnh.org/pbi/description/preservation_museum.html
I love insect jewelry because it showcases nature's beauty and bounty-- and I feel good about using beetles that were farm raised instead of harvested wild. This way they get to live their full lives in peace and then live on as exquisite adornments in loving homes.
In addition, I have the pleasure of being a yearly entrant and award-winner in the…

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  • Female
  • Born on March 14
  • Joined February 16, 2006

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Silver, repurposed jewelry in various metals, organic materials, bone, glass, Bakelite, Beetle wing covers

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About

New York residents can buy tickets to beetle class at: beetleclass.bpt.me
Make your own diorama!
If you want to buy one from me, please let me know. I do custom work and have several pieces available for sale- but not posted on etsy due to fragility(they are really, really hard to ship).

I'm an Insect Preparator at the American Museum of Natural History.
http://research.amnh.org/pbi/description/preservation_museum.html
I love insect jewelry because it showcases nature's beauty and bounty-- and I feel good about using beetles that were farm raised instead of harvested wild. This way they get to live their full lives in peace and then live on as exquisite adornments in loving homes.
In addition, I have the pleasure of being a yearly entrant and award-winner in the Carnivorous Nights Brooklyn Taxidermy Contest, where in years past i have displayed many ridiculous and whimsical items ranging from beetle dioramas to antique fur coat sculptures to jewelry. Here are some articles about that fun fest:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xg1plc_new-york-hosts-annual-taxidermy-contest_news
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703493504576007860555954534.html
http://secretscienceclub.blogspot.com/2009/11/and-winners-are.html (this one has a picture of one of my dioramas)
http://www.villagevoice.com/slideshow/the-carnivorous-nights-taxidermy-contest-was-very-strange-indeed-41094284/#7
http://gothamist.com/2014/04/11/insect_dioramas_brooklyn.php#photo-1

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