What is it about the praying mantis, anyway? I can't really put my finger on it, but the feeling I get when I see one is certainly unlike when one sees a similarly sized insect of any other species.I wanted to convey the sensuality of the mantis, and this is what I came up with. This is a really large and impressive piece.I did my research, and I just couldn't find any really interesting examples of praying mantis jewelry, so this is my contribution.This piece is made of (a rather large amount of) gently antiqued .925 silver, and buffed to a high polish. The casting is done locally here in New York City. It comes with a pure silver 18 inch chain, with a high-quality silver clasp.Each of my pieces comes in a complimentary gift box. If you would like a personalized note included, contact me at jpankutis (at!)gmail.com.Please allow 8-10 days to process your order, I will send you a message when the order ships.I ship using USPS First Class Mail + Delivery Confirmation, which doubles as a tracking number you can plug-in at usps.com.International buyers contact me about options/costs at firstname.lastname@example.orgCopyright NoticeThis piece was first posted by Jason E. Bakutis on Nov 8, 2012.Copyright © 2010-2012 and beyondThe content of this listing Bakutis Design on supermarkethq.com including but not limited to, all intellectual property, designs, graphics , copy, text, photography, format of listings is copyrighted , owned solely and exclusively by Jason E. Bakutis , any attempt to copy or reproduce any of such designs, copy, text or content, by any means, electronic, manually, visually or otherwise is prohibited by law .All infringements, intentional or otherwise will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.