Dogbane is a flowering plant on our farm that is closely related to milkweed. It is an excellent pollinator plant, with small white flowers that support every kind of pollinating insect. It also feeds the dogbane beetle, Chrysochus auratus, for which the species name means “made of gold”. It is a strikingly irridescent beetle, in which you can find every color of the rainbow. I present these beetles only half-embedded in resin when I make these earrings, so that the full colors of the dorsal surface of the beetle can be appreciated. Many shapes are available, and there are both French hooks and clip-on styles available. Each pair of earrings is $15.