Sarah Sindler | Spotted Lanternfly

Artist: Sarah Sindler, Pennsylvania
Materials: sterling silver, 14k gold, garnet, watch glass, Spotted Lanternfly
Size: 7

Artist Statement: Spotted Lanternflies are invasive insects from Asia taking a huge toll on the natural environment, affecting the Northeastern part of the USA and spreading rapidly! One of the only tactics in place to control these bugs is to squish them but encasing them in a shadow box is a better way to kill them, while also showcasing their beauty. This Spotted Lanternfly shadow box ring is fabricated in sterling silver, oxidized, and finished with a glittering texture. It is a three-finger statement ring with an adjustable band worn on the index and ring finger and would fit a size 5 to a size 10. The Lanternfly is held in place with a 14-karat gold and garnet pin in the shadow box and it's quite a stunner.

Artist Bio: KING RELD jewelry is designed and created by Sarah Sindler. Most of her work explores how social media, popular social trends, and competition affect interpersonal relationships, the health of the environment, and how we connect to our natural world.

Along with creating art jewelry, Sindler makes custom jewelry and is also a teaching-artist working with Center for Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh Center for Arts and Media, and Protohaven, as well as teaching private lessons in her studio at the Brewhouse Arts Association in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

This ring was part of Battle of the Rings: Ring Smackdown 2023, an online exhibition and competition. View the entire collection HERE, view the matches HERE, and learn more HERE.