Socrates' Myth of the Cicadas: The Cicadas chirp and watch to see whether their music lulls humans to laziness or whether the humans can resist their sweet song. Cicadas were once humans who, in ancient times, allowed the first Muses to enchant them into singing and dancing for so long they stopped eating and sleeping and died without noticing. The Muses rewarded them with the gift of never needing food or sleep, and of singing from birth to death. The task of the Cicadas is to watch humans and report who honors the Muses and who does not.
This cicada specimen was collected after its natural death. Its abdomen has been replaced with a flashy labradorite stone, as well as two smaller labradorites and a copper crescent moon, and electroformed in 100% copper to create a durable and surprisingly lightweight piece.
The wingspan of this cicada measures just over 4.25 inches across and comes on an 18-inch antiqued copper chain. If you would prefer a different length of chain or leather cord, please include a note at checkout.
**The areas where the wings attach to the body have been reinforced with a thicker layer of copper - please be extra careful with this piece, especially those joints, due to the wide positioning of the wings.**
All electroformed jewelry includes a copper care sheet as well as a jewelry polishing cloth to keep your piece looking its finest.