Ladybug Mossy Garden Ring
“This lady-fly I take from the grass
Whose spotted back might scarlet red surpass
Fly, lady-bird; north, south, east or west
Fly where the man is found that I love best”
This is a poem written in 1714 because ladybugs have long been thought to bring love. There are so many good things that have swirled around ladybugs since they were discovered. Do you keep anything with you that you consider “lucky”? I grew up always thinking that when you see a ladybug that luck was coming your way. They are just the cutest little insect, too! The superstition has been around for a very long time that they are a talisman for safety and protection. Farmers used to even pray to and for them to help protect their crops. I especially love that ladybugs are thought to symbolize self reliance. They are such tiny little creatures but almost nobody wants to eat them. When they think they are in danger they release this horrible scent to warn predators not to bother her. And they usually leave. That bright red color also warns predators, “don’t mess with me because I am toxic!”. A tiny little being with the ability to protect herself so well. So, I made a ring to be worn that will bring you all of these good things. This ring was made from my love of ladybugs.
This entire ring was built by melting scraps of sterling silver and then shaped and carved and etched and soldered back together to create this one of a kind statement ring. I gave it a darkening patina bath so that I could then hand polish again to bring out the highlights in the flowers, the mushroom caps, the nooks and crannies of the twig, and the ladybug's tiny spots! This ring is truly one of a kind.
Please let me know what size you would like for me to size your ring so that it will fit perfectly on you when it arrives at your door. All of my pieces come to you in a sweetly decorated gift box making them perfect for gift giving, or as a nice surprise for yourself. One of a kind pieces that have already been crafted such as this ring will be mailed out to you within 3-5 business days.