The body of this spider is a high quality, but anomalously bright pink, doll's eye. I found a whole bagful of these and bought them all because they are so perfectly cute/creepy/slightly off. And then I set out to find the perfect, pink frilly teacups to go with them. This is the first one, featured a spider built specifically to hold that eye; handdrawn and handcut, of course all by me. I gave her slightly fancier pedipalps than I have been doing on most of these small spiders, because she asked for them. The brass body of the spider compliments the gold edging of the cup just PERFECTLY.
This is an art object; the teacup and spider are permanently bonded. While I fully support displaying this piece inside your cabinet with the rest of your teacups, you cannot drink from it. It is not a toy. It is, unlike some of my other sculpture work, easy to dust and not subject to moths, so can be put out on a shelf or wherever you want it, and does not require a glass case.