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.

Stag Beetle