50th Golden Wedding Anniversary Commission

My friend and fellow artist Jenny Henley contacted me a few weeks ago to do a last minute commission for her parents' 50th wedding anniversary, which is the "golden" anniversary.  After searching through my materials, I found the perfect supplies and was able to create a piece of artwork that they loved!  

Here are some pictures of the piece, an assemblage contained in a glass bell jar using found wood, moss, quartz crystal, an antique bottle and Chrysina resplendens (formerly Plusiotis resplendens), a golden scarab beetle found in Costa Rica, Panama, El Salvador and other countries in Central America.  The bottle reads "Nectar of the Golden Life or Health and Vitality".  I'm really glad they liked it!