Ladybug Pin

Nature makes ladybugs in an amazing variety of colors and patterns. I wanted to make the same, modeling pins after 11 different species in the Coccinellidae or ladybug family. Made from silver these bugs are hand painted with enamel. Pin backs are made from nickel. The ladybugs are life-size measuring 3/16″ x 5/16″.

Price: $75.00
Material and Manufacturing:

Ladybugs are cast in silver and plated in the NYC jewelry district then hand painted with enamel by me. Nickel pin back. See how they are made.

Below are the ladybugs’ nicknames, genus and species and links to their bugguide.net pages:

a. Cream-spotted Lady Beetle
Calvia quatuordecimguttata
b. Fifteen-spotted Lady Beetle
Anatis labiculata
c. Three-banded Lady Beetle
Coccinella trifasciata
d. Seven-spotted Lady Beetle
Coccinella septempunctata
e. California Lady Beetle 
Coccinella californica
f. Cream-spotted Lady Beetle
Calvia quatuordecimguttata
g. Montezuma Lady Beetle 
Thalassa montezumae
h. Fifteen-spotted Lady Beetle
Anatis labiculata
i. Multicolored Asian Lady Beetle 
Harmonia axyridis
j. Myzia interrupta
k. Two-spotted Lady Beetle 
Adalia bipunctata