Cicada with Ethiopian Opals on an Alder Twig
This unique, one of a kind REAL Cicada necklace is sure to wow the crowd and get some looks!
Two beautiful Ethiopian Opals pair perfectly with this real Cicada that has been immortalized into a pendant by using the process of copper electroforming. She sits on a real electroformed Alder twig. I have given it a darkened patina to really make those details pop!
This cicada was found naturally deceased and I would never harm a living being to create my wearable art.
She hangs on a 24” antiqued soldered copper chain.
See last photo for size reference.
Opal is most known for its ability to bring one’s traits and characteristics to the surface for examination and transformation. Just as Opal absorbs and reflects light, it picks up thoughts and feelings, desires and buried emotions, amplifying them and returning them to the source. While magnifying one’s negative attributes may prove to be uncomfortable, it allows for understanding how destructive these emotions can be and assists the process of letting them go. Opal also illuminates the positive actions and emotions of the self, enhancing the good and true, and fostering one’s highest potential. It is a karmic stone with a reminder that what one sends out will return.
Copper is an excellent conductor of energy, from electricity to the mystical subtle energies emanating from higher planes. Copper is said to enhance and transmit thoughts, even over long distances. Copper also enhance the properties of the other crystals around it, so using copper in conjunction with other stones is highly beneficial to the wearer.
All copper will eventually oxidize and tarnish with time and wear, but the copper on this necklace has been coated with a protective varnish to extend the life of the natural antiqued copper shine and patina.
Electroforming is a very time intensive process that produces unique results with each piece having it's own beautiful characteristics. Each piece takes 24-48 hours just to create the copper plating, and days of prep work before and after receiving that beautiful copper energy. Lots of love and attention goes into each of my copper electroformed pieces, and I hope you enjoy them!