Benefit for Brown Bats: Silver Cicada Jewelry

Silver Cicada
Location: Upstate NY
November 14, 2011 7:36 pm
First let me start off by saying I love your site. I frequently use it to identify insects and ’bugs’ in attempt to educate my neighbourhood.
Now to the meat. My wife makes fine silver jewelry and often moulds dead insects we find exploring our world, creating some stunning pieces if I do say so myself 🙂 I thought you might be interested in her work and if you liked it maybe you’d consider some free advertising in the form of a post!
If the subject seemed misleading, I aplogize. Thanks for all you do.
Signature: Chris, husband in charge of marketing

Cicada Jewelry

OK Chris,
WE cannot resist the urge to be a bit catty, but it is all in good fun.  Does the jeweler have a name, or is she just your wife?  Do prospective buyers rub their cellular telephones over our posting to order a necklace or do you have a web site?  Daniel would love a Toe-Biter belt buckle.

Oh dear… Sorry ’bout that, (insert space-case excuse here). My wife’s name is Kim Kaye. She’s been making jewelry for a long time and recently decided to make a go at it. She mixes silver with insects, bones (found only) and semi-precious stones to make some pretty nifty things. Her website is . A portion of her sales go towards fighting white nose syndrome, which has devastated New York’s small brown bat population.
And now I’m off to go check the air pressure in my head (I may be bald, but I’m still blonde 🙂 )
Thanks again for everything you guys do!

We fully endorse the Bat Benefit.

Silver Cicada Feature -Thank You
November 23, 2011 5:36 pm
Hello! Last week, my husband Chris submitted a photo of my Silver Cicada Necklace, and you very kindly featured it with a link to my shop as well as the information about my bat donations. I just want to thank you for the wonderful exposure, both for my jewelry and for the struggle against White-nose Syndrome. I’ve received many visits directly from WTB, and it’s nice knowing that others who appreciate insects and maybe bats too are taking a peek!
I also thought you might like to know that the cicada necklace has sold, but I do have a few other insect pieces and hope to continue adding more. One very ambitious plan will involve molding a praying mantis we found, a natural death as always. I have no experience making belt buckles, but if Daniel is serious about the Toe-Biter, I’m certainly willing to give it a shot provided we come across one! 🙂
Thanks so much again,
Signature: Kimberley Kaye

Hi Kimberley,
Thanks for the update and additional information.  We don’t know how long we will be able to keep your advertisement as a feature, but we also have it archived on our Giftshop tag, though we really don’t have anything else in the Giftshop.  We keep thinking we need T-Shirts or something there, but there never seems to be enough time to embark on such endeavors.  We apologize for neglecting to make your website notice a live link.  We just noticed that on this update.  Hopefully you will get even more traffic from What’s That Bug? now that there is a live link.  If that Toe-Biter belt buckle becomes available, please let us know.

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