Macrodontia Beetle Suncatcher
This suncatcher depicts a Macrodontia cervicornis beetle, also known as the Sabertooth Longhorn Beetle. It is made with different colors of hand-cut stained glass that have been soldered together with lead-free solder and surrounded by zinc came that has been antiqued black. The details are made using the copper foil overlay method. It measures 12.5 inches by 7.5 inches, not including the cord it hangs from.
Fun fact: This glass beetle is roughly the same size as a large male Macrodontia beetle!
SHIPPING OUTSIDE THE US OR CANADA:
If you are shipping something outside of the US or Canada you may have to pay duties upon receiving the item. I'm working on fixing this, but for now that's just how it is, sorry for any inconvenience!
Most stained glass is made using leaded solder, but all of our items are made with Lead Free solder only. Although it is more difficult to work with than leaded solder, we feel that it is worth it.
Over time solder does darken, and can sometimes form a white crust along the solder line. You can clean this with the green side of a sponge, just make sure it’s dry. Make sure any other cleaning is done with a clean dry cloth or microfiber towel.
I do not recommend hanging glass from a suction cup or command strip, I know from experience that they are not reliable and frequently fall!