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Wait - did someone decorating the larvae? Or do the larvae live in jewelry and then come out of it? I am fascinated and disgusted at the same time.
Caddisfly larvau build protective cases using materials found in their environment. Artist Hubert Duprat supplied them with gold leaf and precious stones. This is what they created.
gold and turquoise
Untitled: dog bone no. 1 (somewhere else) by Ryan Stewart Nault, via Flickr
Fish - Love these..
Antique Hand Carved Ivory Bone & 18k Yellow Gold Figa Fist Pendant / Charm - Good Luck Talismanc. 1850-80s
Gem Silica & Azurite w/Malachite
Gold & Turquoise Necklace
13th century bowl with central fish motif from Iran