We get that insects and other crawling beasties might not be your favorites. But when they’re made by hand out of glass, they become infinitely more charming. And that’s why we love the work of Nikita Drachuk, who runs Glass Symphony over on Etsy.
The shop sells these adorable, lifelike figurines.
They’re the right amount of creepy-crawly, but they’ll stay put on your shelf.
And if spiders and insects are still too creepy for you, even in glass form, there are plenty of other critters to choose from.
Drachuk uses a technique called lampworking to create his animals.
It involves heating rods of colored glass until they become soft and malleable. Then, using a variety of tools, he bends, stretches, and molds the glass into any shape.