I think I have mentioned that my sister and I have been working on producing our own jewelry and belt line.  Well–finally we can unveil the first piece!!   We are both so excited!! Karen (sister) used the lost wax method to design this beetle buckle. Karen has collected and used insects in her artwork since she was a child, so it was natural to design a large beetle as our first offering.  We will offer the line for sale in about 60 days and will have approx. 10 pieces including more belts, and necklaces.  


The beetle belt is cast of solid bronze and hand finished, and weighs just a little over a pound. He measures 9 inches long and 3 .5 inches wide.  We will be designing and hand finishing the belt that fits the buckle as well.  This belt will retail for $600.  If you would like to pre-order a beetle belt, send me an e-mail at  Jane is with friends in Austin attending SXSW, but she promises to style and shoot the beetle belt when she returns.