I was just finishing a review of some new ladybug themed jewelry by Cartier, and was somewhat bored and dissappointed. Too often these big jewelry houses play it safe — a few elements of high style and blah.
So, I took to the internet, met up with one of my closest friends GOOGLE, and tried to see if I could find anything that was more exciting.
Ladybugs are a big category in jewelry themes. Ladybugs are supposed to bring good luck. If a ladybug lands on you, you can make a wish, and the wish supposedly will come true.
A wide selection of ladybug jewelry, even ladybug wallpaper for your computer.
Nothing here necessarily with a jewelry design edge that I’m looking for, but lots of beautiful pieces, and different ladybug poses.
The Lady Bug Shop
Murano glass ladybug jewelry at the Smithsonian
Great Vintage Jewelry
Delizza Elster Jewelry Vintage Lady Bug Pin Glass Jeweled Brooch
Affordable Vintage Jewelry
Vintage Enamel and Faux Pearl Ladybug Brooch
If you wanted to take the theme – LADYBUG – and create pieces of jewelry that might be worn at a President’s State Dinner, or at the Academy Awards, or to enhance a Couture Runway Show, or to make a power statement for a woman management executive, what might the ladybug look like? How would you start? Where would you begin?
Could you go too far — distorting the cherub-like, wishing-well feeling of the simple ladybug?
Since I wrote the original blog about ladybugs, I was introduced to the lampwork of Margaret Zinser. She has a series with beetles that I think might meet more contemporary design expectations.