Welcome to my parlour, said the spider to the fly.
Black Widow Spider necklace.
Enticing. Dangerous. Deadly.
Based on the early 19th century moralizing children's poem by Mary Howitt, the first lines of which are now frequently quoted as an aphorism.
It is the unforgiving reputation of the diminutive black widow spider that she devours her partner after mating.
In real life, the red hour glass feature on her abdomen serves as a warning to predators, who have come too close, that her venom is deadly. In fact, she is the most venomous spider in North America. Her neurotoxic venom can also be dangerous to humans, if left untreated.
Sterling silver, blackened sterling silver, approximately .5ctw red spessartine garnets.
Each spider is entirely hand made, from 30 parts, plus the garnets.
The Web of Deceit cuff bracelet.
The Web of Deceit finger ring.
Secrets of Gems with Jewelry Maker Niki Kavakonis, Kris Abel Interview ebook cafe, discussed at 14:30, December 2016.