While conducting crucial studies on the ever so informative YouTube, I came across an interesting video that caused curiosity far worse than curious George himself. After being led to www.wildscape.com, I couldn’t believe that Kathy Kyle (Owner of wildscape Inc.) came up with an idea to create jewelry using gemstones from around the world and caddis larva as the employees, which seemed ever so complex to me. Anyone who fly fishes for trout has probably became an entomologist and probably couldn’t help but delve into hours of studying the food that trout consume such as caddis flies, mayflies, and stoneflies. Here’s Kathy’s brief summary on what she does and how she does it.
“The caddisfly is an aquatic insect that lives in streams during it’s larval stage. The larva builds a protective case (cocoon) around it’s body out of small stones in the stream that are attached by silk produced by the caddisfly. Simulated streams were developed to raise the caddisfly in a protected environment and provide them with beautiful gemstones from around the world. After the caddisfly emerges as an adult and leaves it’s cocoon, they are collected, epoxied and used to create beautiful one of a kind jewelry and accessories.”
Visit www.wildscape.com to purchase some of Kathy’s unique jewelry.