A Plastic Made From The Shells Of Dead Beetles [Pics]

A Plastic Made From The Shells Of Dead Beetles [Pics]
Design

Artist remakes insect shells into wearable accessories and distinctive ornaments.

Serena Chu
  • 31 october 2013

Instead of throwing away dead beetles, how about turning them into jewelry and other embellishments? This bizarre idea comes from Aagje Hoekstra’s fascination with insects and design. Her design project, Coleoptera, for the 2013 Dutch Design Week entails environmentally friendly plastics reprocessed from the exoskeletons of insects.

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