I am always stunned when seeing things made with beetle wings. The Elytra collection by Catie Curran Designs is a great example.
Catie's collection is made of beetle wings, from neckpieces to brooches. One of my favorites is the Coxa neckpiece.
This piece embodies the idea of sprouting wings and flying. As a piece from the Elytra Collection, the main focus of this piece is to bring the regal beauty of the Jewel beetle to the wearer.
The glossy iridescent color is completely natural of the Jewel beetles.