Bejeweled Bugs

Hubert Duprat is a French artist who struck up an unusual relationship to create his art – he collaborates with a group of caddis fly larvae. These aquatic larvae create a sheath to protect themselves while they develop and Duprat supplies their materials out of gold, turquoise, opal and other materials. The result is an intricately woven jewel encrusted casing:

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And here’s a video on how they are made:

All images are from Cabinet Magazine and SSAFT.

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