Elytra rings. Brass, neoprene o-rings, powder coating, enamel paint. The full finger rings have a connection underneath to make a flexible joint using o-rings.
The Insecta collection is inspired by the bizarre allure of beetles. I referenced the texture of hard, shiny shells, furry hairs, spiny claws and the bright pops of color warning of danger. The connections between limbs or exoskeleton was another fascination of mine. As was the delicate and sometimes creepy movements of insects.
All images photographed by Andreana Bitsis, unless otherwise noted. Modeled by Stephany Sovitch.