These three insects became pieces of jewelry in my Etsy shop. First they are fabricated from sterling silver sheet and wire with different forming. Next they are polished and darkened to highlight the stamped areas. Sometimes semi precious stones are added. Current background shows honeycomb block on my benchtop. This allows the heat to dissipate so soldering can occur.
Left to right is Housefly http://www.etsy.com/listing/47353515/housefly-bracelet-with-green-beads then Cicada http://www.etsy.com/listing/47886443/cicada-bracelet and finally Garden Beetle http://www.etsy.com/listing/48398599/garden-beetle-with-spade-pin