The song of the cricket has been heralded in literature and folklore throughout time. It's cheerful tune has been a symbol of calming, peace, and comfort. Their songs are said to bring blessings to anyone lucky enough to hear them. In many parts of the world a cricket found in the house will be left alone and it is believed that the longer it stays the more wealth will come to the home owner. In some European countries, it is a sign of good luck to have a cricket chirping on the hearth, and to kill one is bad luck. In China and Japan crickets have been kept as musical pets. They are placed in specially made cricket boxes and given food and water.
Because of the many positive attributes associated with the cricket, the copper cricket makes an ideal gift. It is especially appropriate as a house warming, wedding gift, or a very unique gift for the hard to buy for person on your list. These crickets are also available as "Love Crickets" which feature a heart of hand twisted copper wire added to the body. The "Love Cricket" pictured here has cobalt blue eyes. All crickets have a natural weathered patina that will continue with time. All crickets are assembled with lead free solder and are safe to leave outdoors. Each cricket comes with a copy of "The Cricket Story" suitable for framing in a document size frame (8 1/2" x 11"). Each cricket is signed by the artist.
Material: Solid Copper Sheet Stock (not copper plated), Recycled solid copper electrical wire Glass gem eyes available in five colors: Green, Cobalt Blue, Light Blue, Black, and Teal