I'm making a handful (hah! hahaha, ok, fine, I ordered exactly five of these little brass hands, and i am weak to bad puns) of these little ladies; the mounted ones you are getting the exact one in the photo (no two mounts will be the same) but the unmounted ones are similar enough that I'm not taking portraits of each one individually. You will receive a spider very much like the one pictured. Because these are sometimes in stock and sometimes made to order, please allow a couple extra days for shipping.
These little hand Spiders are a temporary addition to my cameo spider oeuvre; I'm not sure i love them, but if y'all do, I might order more hands. The hand is a mass produced cast solid brass sortof almost hamsa with a tiny inset stone (probably a cubic zirconium?) that I picked up while ordering evil eyes because it amused me. I handcut and handform the bodies to cradle and hold the hand. I'll be making some mounted ladies, too; this listing is only for the unmounted spiders.
These are art objects. They are not toys, they are not jewelry. They are quite delicate and very pointy. THEY ARE MEANT TO BE MOUNTED. I have set this up an an option because plenty of folks are going to have some sort of object ready and waiting to mount a spider on, and you may prefer your own object. Maybe it's a teacup from your granny that you never use because you're too afraid of breaking it, or a bouquet of dried flowers preserved to remind you of a beautiful day, or you want to put it in the shadowbox with a pinned butterfly, or, more likely, something I would never think of. You will want to select something solid that will not be moved often; these are certainly more durable than a pinned insect, but not by a whole lot. I recommend e6000 as a bonding agent, though this will depend on what you are gluing to.