Renewal and rebirth are what the Scarab symbolizes in ancient Egyptian Art. It is the humble dung beetle that lays its eggs in dung balls created by rolling dung. It also eats the dung. The Scarab symbol was used in amulets, seals, and funerary ornaments. The Scarab amulet was supposed to provide the wearer with protection.
I was happy to find a brass Scarab in my box and created two using the form, pressed into silver metal clay. After firing in the kiln, I burnished parts of the Scarabs with 24k gold foil, an ancient gilding process called Keum boo. Then I painted them with patina. When you look closely you can see shimmering purples, coppers, and blues.
I love how these came out. I am sure the wearer will enjoy wearing them and will feel protected.
Dimensions: A little over 1-inch x a little over 1/2 inch. Sterling silver ear wires. These can be switched to comfortable sterling silver clip ons for an additional charge.