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Posted 8 months ago


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Insect... brooch... pastes... wounded...
That Bzzz Bzzz was for me!

Cheap :-)

There was a white stuff on the body, surely to hold in place a mother of pearl bit, easily removed in cleaning.

But I had to buy an opal of right shape and mesurements to fit for the body... the boulder opal just arrived and is in place!

4.2cm wide.
3.2cm long.

The clasp is an early safety one, around 1910.

Marked 935.

Et voilà :-D


  1. Peasejean55 Peasejean55, 8 months ago
    What a beauty, great job.
  2. Efesgirl Efesgirl, 8 months ago
    Spectacular, as always!!
  3. kyratango kyratango, 8 months ago
    Thank you Jean for your kind appreciation and love !

    Bonnie! As always, so kind of you to love my kyratisations :-D thanks!

    Mrstyndall, Thomas and Mike, thank you so much for your lovely visit :-)
  4. Manikin Manikin, 8 months ago
    Oh it is so beautiful ! wow and the opal really brought it to life . Great job I am always amazed at your talent and good eye . Love love xo
  5. Caperkid Caperkid, 8 months ago
    Ditto what they said!
  6. Karenoke Karenoke, 8 months ago
    I agree with Caperkid.
    Really nice and a great repair job.
  7. PhilDMorris PhilDMorris, 8 months ago
    Great job as always, great talent !
  8. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 8 months ago
    You are amazing !!!
    Well Done ! :)
  9. Oroyoroyisthatyourhorse Oroyoroyisthatyourhorse, 8 months ago
    Hey ...Nice job as always ...You might have to start charging for class on repairing soon ... '=))
  10. racer4four racer4four, 8 months ago
    What a beautifully restored critter! Great eye Kyra, great skill too.
  11. Agram.m Agram.m, 8 months ago
    Great very beautiful colored and of course nice repaired, compliments as Always!
  12. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 8 months ago
    Superbe! Oh and who's that on your shoulder? I can tell he feels very comfortable and loves you a lot!
  13. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 8 months ago
    I thought this was made from re-purposed eye glasses at fist glance but it's even better very nice restoration indeed.
  14. kyratango kyratango, 8 months ago
    Mani! Caperkid! Karenoke! Phil! Ken! Gary! Karen! Marga ! You are all beautiful, wonderful, amazing, nice, great, as are your kind comments!!! Thank you so much :-D

    Bijou, c'est la pie-Djama! ;-)) merci!

    PoliticalPinbacks, lol! The "all seeing eye" led me to this find :-)) I had the chance too to get the appropriate stone to repair it... thank you for your funny comment and compliment !
  15. kyratango kyratango, 8 months ago
    Bonnie, Hel1, Aura, David, BadPenny, Melanie, JImam, thanks a lot for your highly appreciated visit and loves!
  16. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 8 months ago
    Hahahaahaaaaaaa...... excellent!! :-))))
  17. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 8 months ago
    Just wonderful Pascale and the opal really works well...love it!
  18. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 8 months ago
    Beautiful but I'd watch that bird with all the insects around ;)
    Is it a pet or a saved wild bird? A magpie?
  19. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 8 months ago
    You did an amazing job with this. I wondered if that was opal, then I see that it is the same piece...reading your post verified that, thank you...lol. You have great talent, I would have never thought to do it like that and it looks fab!
  20. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 8 months ago
    Elle est trop mignonne. Fais-lui un bijou! :-))
  21. kyratango kyratango, 8 months ago
  22. LOUMANAL LOUMANAL, 8 months ago
    Belle Libellule mademoiselle Kyra!
  23. bijoucaillouvintage bijoucaillouvintage, 8 months ago
    Oh wow, Pascale, c'est super! Complètement apprivoisée! :-o
  24. kyratango kyratango, 8 months ago
    Judy, thank you ! I'm very glad you love it with the opal boulder tail :-)

    Vintagefran, I always watch my insects to keep them crawling or flying into some beak or dog's mouth, lol! Thank you :-D
    Djama was surely rescued by someone around here, as I fed her with dry cat's food when she landed on our table she stayed for a week around me. Now she fled to center of the village and enter through open windows for begging... hoping to have her back before she get in trouble...

    Shareurpassion! Thanks! This kind of body was in my mind when I found it, but was not sure to be able to get the convenient stone :-)

    Merci Rob, Bzz Bzz! ;-))

    Bijou, yes, a little too much for my taste now she is wandering in the village...

  25. valentino97 valentino97, 8 months ago
    Great Restore, As Always! Opal thorax (?) body gives it a nice touch of color.
  26. kyratango kyratango, 8 months ago
    Inky, Sean, Valentino, many thanks for loving the Bzz Bzz ;-)

    Valentino, yep, it needed some color! Surprisingly the seller didn't realise it was lacking the body part and was stumped by the white stuff (old plaster glue!)....
  27. jscott0363 jscott0363, 8 months ago
    Wow Kyra!! I think everyone else has already stated exactly what I was going to say.
  28. kyratango kyratango, 8 months ago
    Scott! Thank you for what you were going to say!

    Radegunder, Scott, Sean, Buckethead... LOVE BACK TO YOU!
  29. lentilka11, 8 months ago
    Pretty Bzzzzzzz Bzzzzzz!
  30. kyratango kyratango, 8 months ago
    Yes, a Bzzz Bzzz! Quite a dragonfly now ;-)
    Thank you Lentilka for your visit, comment and love!
  31. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 7 months ago
    This is wonderful!
  32. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 7 months ago
    Djama, is that her name? How lovely to be visited by such a beautiful wild bird.
  33. cindyjune cindyjune, 6 months ago
    So beautiful!
  34. kyratango kyratango, 6 months ago
    Oohhh, so sorry for my late answer to your kind comment, Vintagelamp and Vintagefran :-/!
    Thank you both !

    Vintagefran, yes that's the name I gave her for the time she visited us, but she was raised/saved by someone else and flew to another place!

    Cindyjune, thank you for your visit and appreciation!

    Warm collective thanks to all of you, 38 Bzz Bzz lovers ;-))
  35. Wandlessfairy Wandlessfairy, 5 months ago
    I absolutely adore all your "bug" jewellery and would wear them all. Fabulous
  36. kyratango kyratango, 5 months ago
    So many compliments and kind words, Wandlessfairy!!! Thank you warmly for supporting my bug obsession :-)))

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