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    Posted 6 years ago

    kyratango
    (431 items)

    A lovely (!!!) victorian spider brooch, in silver with a cat's eye body, emerald thorax and blood-thirsty red garnet eyes!
    Won't smash This one with my shoe ;-)
    Last pic is a drawing I made on "drawsomething", it makes me laugh, because it is my réaction when seeing a live one!

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    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      stunning!!!!
    2. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      LOL!!!!!!!!!
    3. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      So speedy Sean! Thanks for your visit, comment and love :-)
    4. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 6 years ago
      I see you do like your insects (bugs) I like this very much, very pretty, I wouldn't like to meet him in real life, on the other hand I do like spiders.
    5. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Jean, I'm MAD about bug/insect jewellery...
    6. Roycroftbooksfromme1 Roycroftbooksfromme1, 6 years ago
      lol ....nice altho people will try to brush it off..... I bet
    7. racer4four racer4four, 6 years ago
      Fantastic brooch!
      Laughed at the other picture!
    8. inky inky, 6 years ago
      Love your broach.....
    9. SEAN68 SEAN68, 6 years ago
      Your very welcome darling!!
    10. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Thank you Phil, your comment is much appreciated :-)
    11. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Thanks too to you, racer and Inky :-))
    12. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Tkx Torakitten, Bootson, mikelv and miKKo :-)
    13. valentino97 valentino97, 6 years ago
      This is so funny and yes - if a spider walked across my path I would yell and run!

      I think my greatest collecting fear is ....no I must be getting old - I don't have anything to add.
    14. valentino97 valentino97, 6 years ago
      Crap thought about it - here it is. I think my biggest bug is that other collectors don't recognize that I know what I'm talking about and don't give me credit.
    15. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Lol Val!
    16. pops52 pops52, 6 years ago
      Such a beautiful brooch!
    17. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Many thanks Pops!
    18. Harborguy Harborguy, 6 years ago
      Wonderful piece. Reminded me of the Pawn Stars episode when the woman brought in a spider piece of jewelry she had inherited & that had been in her dresser for years. She hated it because it was a spider. Turned out to be by Faberge & worth tens of thousands!
    19. kyratango kyratango, 6 years ago
      Ö..Ô what a story! I would love to have these TV shows like Antique roadshow or Pawn Stars here in France!
      We actually have two : "Jour de brocante" and "vos objets ont une histoire"
      not so good...
      Thank you for your nice comment on my spider :-))
    20. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 5 years ago
      I love the spider! I love real spiders also...I am kind of weird..The drawing makes me smile..Thank You!
    21. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Drawing is from Drawsomething I played a lot in the past (now I'm CW all day!).
      Perhaps you will find a spider portrait oil on canvas with beautiful frame...

      I love this one made by Odilon Redon:
      http://www.illustrissimo.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Araign%C3%A9e-Odilon-Redon.jpg
    22. paris1925 paris1925, 5 years ago
      j'ai trouvé une petit bete pour ta collec-) http://www.ebay.de/itm/Jugendstil-Art-Nouveau-Brosche-Klips-Fliege-Turmalin-Perlen-Rubin-Siebenburger-/351312001404?pt=DE_Mode_Accessoires_Schmuck_Schmuck&hash=item51cbd3b97c
    23. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      Lol , I love this posting with the cartoon drawing !! but over all this is very stunning piece of jewelry!!
    24. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      OOh! Viele danke Paris ;-))
    25. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Sean, your lol is very appreciated! As much as your highly sweet comment!
    26. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 5 years ago
      Yikes!!!
    27. Lambda55, 5 years ago
      Anybody ever try to flick that off of you ? rr..
      I love it's whimsy ! :..:
    28. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Yes, Katherine, Yikes... but like it!!!
      Lambda, I'm over protective for precious ones, but reals are crushed without pity after yelling at them! :-D
    29. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Thank you Rose for loving it, and late thanks to all of you, 31 earlier lovers :-))
    30. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Thank you Caperkid for your visit and love :-)
    31. Caperkid, 5 years ago
      Your welcome, it is awsome i want one.
    32. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Update, new pics!
      All parts are stamped with a A in a square.
    33. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 4 years ago
      I wondered why this popped up again! Just love your beautiful pictures, kyratango, that is one scary beautiful spider, yikes! :))
    34. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Lol Katherine! Those red cruel eyes... Brrrr ;-)
    35. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 4 years ago
      You just made my hair stand straight up!!!!
    36. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Haha, day of love... Thank you Lisa, happy Valentine's to you too!
    37. Gillian, 4 years ago
      Was looking thru your 'green' things and found the spider. Only just noticed the tiny seed pearls, one at the back of the green stone and one at his the very end of his body.

      A most excellent spider!
    38. martika martika, 4 years ago
      I'm sure Kyra you aren't afraid of spiders more than me... Every nights I have to check the bedroom is it free from any... But your spider is certainly very lovely, I would take it anytime. And the drawing is hilarious!!! :D
    39. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Gillian, you have a sharp eye! Thank you for exploring my green collection, such a nice comment and love!

      Ha, Martika, those critters are terrifying!
      Thank you so much for your visit and appreciations :-D
    40. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Thanks Bratjdd for your spider's love ;-)
    41. cameosleuth cameosleuth, 3 years ago
      Wandering away from cameos tonight. I believe the stone with the cat's eye effect is a chrysoberyl. :)
    42. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Hi Cameosleuth, glad to see your wandering brought you here! Thanks for your idea :-)
      I think rather apatite cat's eye :

      http://www.gemselect.com/french/cats-eye-apatite/cats-eye-apatite-443016.php
      I have other insects with this stone as body:
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/141602-more-critters-gilded-silver-tiny-half?in=collection-4040
    43. cameosleuth cameosleuth, 3 years ago
      Thunderclap. I saw that & was fascinated. Had not realized apatite could have chatoyancy; I only know it in its opaque vivid blue state. Googled for more images & saw that apatite can also be this green. My 'knowledge' came from eBay listings for jewelry described in the title, completely incorrectly, as featuring alexandrite cat's eye, mentioning chrysoberyl down in the text. Assumed all those sellers knew what they were talking about. Googled just now for 'chrysoberyl cat's eye' & got images of much yellower stones - in keeping with its name: 'chrys' means golden - than the one in your bug. Think what we have learned here is that many/most/all of those bluish green cat's eye stones described in listings as alexandrite/chrysoberyl may well be apatite. So much for the received wisdom of eBay!
    44. cameosleuth cameosleuth, 3 years ago
      Not a spider, but thought of you when I saw this:

      https://topbananaantiques.com/collections/brooches/products/cats-eye-seed-pearl-sterling-silver-bug-brooch-pin-antique-edwardian-c1910
    45. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Ha, Cameosleuth! Some sellers always use in their description the most valuable name :-)))

      Crysoberyl cat's eye is VERY expensive in gem quality... And, as you said, is much yellower than this stone.

      Thank you for the link to the Bzzz Bzzz ;-))
    46. aesthete1880 aesthete1880, 8 months ago
      Wow, that is spectacular!
    47. kyratango kyratango, 8 months ago
      :-) Thank you!

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