As soon as I made the hummingbird I was hooked on making creatures. I have so many half completed animals I feel guilty. I knew I wanted to make a mantis as I think they are beautiful and strange insects, and it was one the the first I finished.
This green and gold praying mantis was hand made with wire, clay, glass beads and crystals, sequins and silk. Her legs can support her and her arms can be gently rearranged.
Those golden spines are dangerous! I was glad to find these beads, they were perfect for the colour scheme. She has a lot of attitude as you can see.