This large insect brooch is fashioned around a vintage steel and plastic electrical grounding clamp. We were attracted to both the color and the mechanism of this fascinating old part. Added to the clamp are a carved paper micarta body, brass and green onyx eyes, printed mylar wings (which are flexible), and a cast epoxy resin “gem” that the bee clasps in its’ pinchers. Backed with brass with a vertical pin stem. A substantial and very unique piece. Fabricated, cast and carved. 3.5 x 1.5 x 1”.