Shieldbug Ornament


The Bronze Shieldbug presents an attractive subject – it’s tiny, satisfyingly symmetrical form works perfectly in silver.

This little ornament is life size and much less tickly than the real thing!


Inspiration for the Shieldbug Ornament

This is the original design for this piece. The shieldbug ornament was modelled for a collector of life-sized insect ornaments. She had a particular fascination for shieldbugs – so I duly modelled one for her. In researching the piece, I discovered that there are an amazing array of shieldbugs – or stink bugs as they are also known. I chose as my subject the Bronze Shieldbug for it’s more rounded abdomen with speckled-type markings around the base. I then discovered that they make really nice subjects for jewellery for nature-lovers. Once finished, I realised the depth of affection felt for this strange creatures – particularly gardeners. I have even found several people on Instagram focussed solely on shieldbugs!

Shortly after completing it, I was rewarded for my efforts by a visit from the more common green shieldbug. While camping, one dropped onto our tent from a conker tree and appeared in no hurry to leave. That is why I pair my shieldbug earrings with horse chestnuts. What was fascinating was that when you placed a finger close to the shieldbug, it tipped its shield towards your finger by way of defence.

What my customers say:

“Just wanted to let you know my shield bug earrings have landed safely in Shetland! I love them, they’re even prettier than I’d expected.”

Lucinda – Shetland Isles, UK (- re. Shieldbug Stud Earrings)


Sterling Silver

Hallmarked or Makers Mark:

Makers’ Mark


15mm from head to the tip of the shield

Shipping information

Free UK delivery.

I send all items by registered mail to ensure that they are delivered safely.

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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