House Fly Ornament


While not your typical subject for an ornament, the House Fly works unusually well in silver.

I love to pair this little fly with the Green Crested Lizard ornament, but it looks equally good on its own or with a collection of minibeasts.


Inspiration for my House Fly Ornament

I’m afraid that these were not inspired by the beauty of the common house fly – but more by the amusing thought that frogs, lizards and chameleons need food and are rather partial to a nice tasty fat fly! The original fly was modelled as a “food target” for my first chameleon necklace, to sit at the top of the leaf about to be grabbed by that amazing sticky tongue. But, once I had the componements for the necklace, I decided I liked the simplicity of it without the fly. So the fly went into my drawer of shame… Until one day when I was bored and looking for something to entertain me. I finally polished up the little fly – only to discover that he worked perfectly on his own. So I made my first pair of fly earrings, from which this fly ornament originated.

I was thrilled and giggled at the idea of my frogs and lizards finally having a source of food. But when I showed my newly created fly earrings to my husband, he declared: “You’ll never sell those!”. In fact, they were the very first thing that I sold at my very first fair at Saltwood Castle. Can’t remember if I did one of those “Told you so” dances! And “Dinner”, as my fly is affectionately known, has been popular ever since, especially with my Lizard Ornament.


Sterling Silver

Hallmarked or Makers Mark:

Makers’ Mark


14mm x 10mm x 6mm deep

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