Growing up in Chicago, I remember the first time I heard the sound of cicadas, a loud, unmatched symphony. Despite the fact that cicadas are pretty large insects and can be kinda scary as they fly around, they have an undeniable beauty, especially in their delicate wings. Based in Lawrence, Kansas, Sudlow Jewelry has a line of cicada wings, including earrings (pictured above in brass), a gorgeous cuff bracelet, and a necklace. They’ve traced a real cicada wing to get all of the detail, and then laser-cut the design into brass or stainless steel (your choice).
Golden Cicada Wing Earrings