This Beetle mosaic was a present for my Dad when he moved to a retirement home. It‘s a Rose Chafer, which is his favourite kind of beetle. Although he did find it hard to limit himself to just one kind.

A lot of the beetle is mirror and iridescent glass, so it reallyglitters as you move your head - and is impossible to photograph ? The legs are made with beads and the water drops on the leaf are of course glass nuggets.

19 by 23 cm on MDF substrate, painted grout lines.