This is the third caterpillar I've made in this style- a curved shape that balances nicely on a loop of cord. The patterning is very loosely based off of Hickory Horned Devils (and other horned caterpillars). The base color of this one is a pale transparent lavender over white, accented with yellow, white and black detail.
Why caterpillars? As odd as it sounds, caterpillars speak to me as much as adult butterflies and moths do. The larval stage of any insect is often when exciting change and development happens... while adult butterflies are beautiful, that's the end stage. I like potential. So caterpillars (and pupae) are my reminder that the process is to be cherished as much as the destination.
This cute guy measures 64mm x 51mm, and will come strung on cotton cord. Shipping within the US is free, and via USPS Priority Mail.