Jewelry crafted by bugs

French artist Hupert Duprat is “contracting” insects to make Jewelry. It may sound weird, but the idea is very original, and the final product is a proud to the bugs.

“Caddisflies is the mane of the insect making these jewels. It’s a bug that made is “cocoon” of gold leaf, gemstones and pearls, turning it into tubular forms.”  Jewelry crafted by bugs Hubert Duprat 21

Caddisflies is the mane of the “artist” insect making these jewels. It’s an adolescent form of a bug that made is “cocoon” of gold leaf, gemstones and pearls, turning it into this tubular forms.

“Caddisflies is the mane of the insect making these jewels. It’s a bug that made is “cocoon” of gold leaf, gemstones and pearls, turning it into tubular forms.”  Jewelry crafted by bugs Ana Passos Joias Hubert Duprat insetos e joias 21

These larvae made Hupert Duprat wonder how would the “cocoon”, usually made by this insects, look like if he choose the material.

Hupert is a collector from these bugs, bringing them to his studio and placing it in tanks filled with the selected materials. In this case you will find coral and lapis lazuli, turquoise, as well as sapphires, pearls, rubies, and diamonds.

“Caddisflies is the mane of the insect making these jewels. It’s a bug that made is “cocoon” of gold leaf, gemstones and pearls, turning it into tubular forms.”  Jewelry crafted by bugs Hubert Duprat Trichopteres

At larvae stage, the insects grows up to three centimeters, and they build this cases around their bodies to protect them from predators. The material is patch together with a self-produced silken thread.

“Caddisflies is the mane of the insect making these jewels. It’s a bug that made is “cocoon” of gold leaf, gemstones and pearls, turning it into tubular forms.”  Jewelry crafted by bugs Ana Passos Joias Hubert Duprat insetos e joias 51

We know that the big idea belongs to Hupert Duprat, but I believe that the true artist is the Caddisflies.

Get to know how this blogs do this jewels on the video.

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