The bug part of the word ladybug is transparent enough: ladybugs are beetles. The lady part, however, is not so transparent. It has its origin in an allusion to a very particular and much-revered lady: the Virgin Mary, mother of Jesus. The Oxford English Dictionary reports that it was the seven-spotted Coccinella septempunctata (native to and common in Europe) that first acquired a name that linked it to the Virgin Mary; its seven spots were thought to symbolize the seven sorrows she suffered. These include various episodes recounted in the Gospels, from Simeon’s early prophecy of the trials Jesus would endure to the witnessing of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus. The ladybug was an earthly reminder of a key figure in the Christian story, encountered in the green fields and gardens where one might toil daily.
Feel naturally empowered and confident when you wear this ladybug bracelet, as it is a statement of your true self, your powerful, strong and beautiful self. This bracelet makes a great gift for entomologists, nature lovers and for those with a unique sense of fashion.
This bracelet is a great compliment for many outfits. You can dress it up or wear it casual. The purple-flash patina makes this bracelet extra stunning and special with the colors transitioning from purple to blue, with a shimmer of iridescence! The bracelet is coated with a metal sealer to help preserve the colors.
To achieve the design on this bracelet, I have used an acid etching technique. Years of experimenting with and fine tuning the process has led to the intricate details you see here.
The gorgeous bracelet was fashioned with thick, 14 gauge (1.6 mm) copper. It measures 1” W x 6” L and has a 1.25” opening in the back to slip over your wrist. The cuff is adjustable and usually accommodates wrist sizes 5 3/4” to 7 3/4” comfortably, depending on how loose or tight you like to wear your jewelry. To ensure this will fit your wrist please measure your wrist. If you have questions about the sizing please don’t hesitate to ask me.
SIZING: The cuff may be slowly adjusted, with even pressure on both sides of the opening. Please remember to leave yourself just the right amount of space to be able take the bracelet off without it being too loose to fall off your wrist on its own. Adjusting the size of metal jewelry frequently is not recommended. To put the bracelet on and to take it off, it may be helpful to do so sideways, just above your wrist bone, in the meaty part of your forearm. For further details on the proper sizing of your cuff, please watch the video on the Sizing & Care page.
CARE: Please treat your GaleForce Design Jewelry as you would all special jewelry. Avoid exposure to water, lotions, sprays, cleaners, perfumes, abrasives, etc.
This piece comes packaged in a gift box. Care and sizing instructions are featured on the inside lid of the box.