Lacquered Frame with Bee on Oyster Shell
If you have not heard about Museum Bees, here's what people are buzzing about:
Trace Mayer uses antique frame fragments from 1860-80 to form charming and interesting shapes. In the center, various ornaments are showcased, the first of which was Napoleon's Bee. What has transpired over the years is a phenomenon anyone and everyone can get excited about and be a part of. Bees have expanded to include many other gems, including other animals, insects, and even personal items such as a medal or a unique family heirloom. Small antique objects are also showcased, including horse brass, pre-Columbian fragments, or small cameos.
Each and every "bee" is priced at $55
*Except the ones with Czech pieces that I source which are $65
Each is a work of art and imperfectly perfect.
Decorating ideas here.