A metal retainer ring from the hardware aisle was all it took to get the idea for a stag beetle. He's made with dark annealed wire. The head and shell are made of a gleaming black jeweled pendant. The mandibles are made from a black metal retainer ring, and I added a bit of silver and red wire for additional visual interest. A red gem adorns the back of this beetle as well.
This stag beetle measures 5.25 inches long by 2 inches wide by 1 inch tall.