Inspiration for my Pumpkin Patch Tarantula Necklace
Spiders, and particularly a tarantula necklace, were always going to have a place in my collection. 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. I particularly love the form of it’s underside – which makes a lovely hiden feature for the necklace.
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. I am not disappointed with my mistake… he is becoming a bit of a talking point!
If you’re an arachnophile, you can pair these with one of our resident Orb Weaver Spider Earrings
And to learn more about the Pumpkin Patch Tarantula, check out these facts.