Praying Mantis Necklace


Praying mantis’ are one of life’s utterly fascinating creatures and the legendary relationship between the female and male only adds to this. So of course she belongs in my collection!

The Praying Mantis Necklace is one of 2 designs: this necklace, with the mantis positioned horizontally and with a fixed chain; and the alternative pendant version (the Praying Mantis Pendant) with the mantis hanging vertically, and with a removable chain.


Inspiration for my Praying Mantis Necklace

My father had been asking me to make him a praying mantis ornament from the moment that I finished my stag beetle. It was a two year wait before he finally had his model of a European Praying Mantis proudly sitting on his dressing table. Convinced that a praying mantis necklace could be simply the coolest piece of jewellery ever, I set out to work out the best design. Long gangly legs are not so practical when designing jewellery and so the leaf became an integral part of the design.

Modelling the prayting mantis brought about one of my favourite stories. While modelling the mantis, I shared a few snaps of it in its embryonic state. One of my customers, who happened to live not too far away from me, contacted me offering to lend me her son’s deceased praying mantis pet! Once I got over the shock, my answer was, of course, “Yes!”. She was really useful in being able to look carefully at a real creature, rather than imagining how she is from photographs. And she also accompanied me to the RHS Wisley Spring Fair that year.

The mantis model is approximately life-sized.



Sterling Silver, mounted on a sterling silver chain which is adjustable between 16″ and 20″

Hallmarked or Makers Mark:



75mm (w) x 65mm (d) approximately

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Order leadtimes

I aim to keep a small stock of each item, including popular sizes, at all times. Should an item be out of stock or made to order, order leadtime is normally 3-4 weeks.

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