Just had to start (and finish) the second little kit that I bought from Mother Eagle Arts (https://linktr.ee/mother_eagle_arts) . This time a stag beetle which is one of the UK’S largest beetle. It is often found in the south of England, particularly where we live!
Stag beetles prefer Oak woodlands and larvae live and feed on old rotting wood. They can take up to six years to develop before pupating and turning into adults. The adults have a much shorter lifespan; they emerge in May, mate and die in August once the eggs have been laid in a suitable piece of decaying wood. Such amazing things!
The kit was very easy to follow and easily finished within a day. It includes both beadwork and goldwork techniques and would be very accessible to people wanting to try these for the first time.
I did my sewing outside in the sunshine with a magnifier. So – note to self – don’t use a magnifying glass on a sunny day. If you look closely you will see were the sun has melted one of the large black sequins.
But I still think he looks gorgeous! Thank you for popping in…Happy stitching!