Goldstone Beetle Ring
We’re surrounded by bugs in the Grandmother’s Buttons studio. We’ve got arthropods on buttons, on antique plates, on fabrics, and even posters. Maybe it's because our founder’s grandfather was an entomologist who often took his wee granddaughter on bug identifying expeditions in the fields and woods of their farm.
The fetching beetle’s body in this stately ring is made from an absolutely gorgeous example of mid-century German glassworkers’ art. Talented artisans made this beautiful cabochon by mixing molten khaki-colored glass and goldstone over a lampworking flame and then hand-pressing it into an oval mold. They then added a light mirror coating for a bit of extra sparkle.
In this piece:
- Khaki and goldstone mirrored glass oval cabochon, made in mid-century Western Germany
- Brass stamping of a beetle, made today in vintage dies in the USA
- Adjustable brass ring, stamped in today in vintage dies in the USA
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