Inspiration for my Pumpkin Patch Tarantula Ornament
Once I’d modelled a tarantula necklace, a tarantula ornament was always going to appear in my collection.
Spiders have always scared me. However, I remember a nature programme where an expert admitted his spider fascination stemmed from a desire to quell his own phobia. Similarly, to overcome my own phobia, I intended to model a tarantula ring.
However, I somewhat overegged what size I could get away with for a ring (oops!), therefore my tarantula ring became a tarantula necklace, and then this tarantula ornament. I am not disappointed with my mistake… he is becoming a bit of a talking point!
The Pumpkin Patch Tarantula, as well having a wonderfully endearing name, is amongst the smallest tarantulas. In addition, its lovely sectioned body, striking markings and being not too hairy make it a good subject to do in silver.
Learn more about the Pumpkin Patch Tarantula here