All artwork and information (C) to Cara Bevan and Art from the Heart.   
Of all the creepy crawlies, I find beetles and spiders the most fascinating. Plus, gourds are the perfect shape for
creating them! Each beetle is made using two gourds with sturdy wire and clay forming the rest.  

The pictures below are just a sampling of what I've made and may not be available. Check my online
stores to see what I have in stock. Every sculpture is handmade and one-of-a-kind, so check often for

Want your own gourd Beetle or Spider? You can buy them directly from my online shop.
You can also order a custom made gourd sculpture by Contacting me.
Gourd Beetles
Hyper-Realistic Gourd Beetles
Gourd Beetles are composed of two egg or ball shaped gourds
(one for the abdomen, another for the body/head.) Wire is then
used to base the legs and various clays make the details. To
make them even more realistic, I use sharp points from a seed
pod to give their legs littles spikes. Every beetle has a wire
attached to its belly so it can be hung on a wall for display.
Gourd Sculptures
Miniature Gourd Beetles
Gourd Beetle # 2 - Kayla's Goliath Beetle
Gourd Beetle # 5 - Rainbow Scarab Beetle
The sculpting progress of a gourd beetle. They start with gourd assembly and wire
application, then to sculpting and painting.
Gourd Beetle #17 - Eastern Cicada (top, 14" long) and #18 - 17 Year Cicada (left). Their wings are made of acrylic.
Gourd Beetle # 16: Glorious Beetle. 7.5" long
Gourd Beetle # 7: Ecuador Beetle. 7" long.
Gourd Beetle # 11: Five-horn Beetle. 6.5" long.
Gourd Beetle # 12: Dung Beetle. This little sculpture started digging in the dirt while I wasn't looking.
Miniature gourd beetles are made in the same way the large ones are. Two small gourds, which are the bottom halves of dwarf bottle gourds, are attached together. Mini beetles are between 4 and 5.5 inches long.
Gourd Beetle #HR10 - Ox Beetle
Gourd Beetle #HR6 - Goliath Beetle II
Beetle #HR8 - Earth Boring Dung Beetle
Gourd Beetle #HR15 - Blue Weevil
Fictional "Death Head" Cicada