The Jorōgumo is creature from Japanese folklore, depicted as a spider that can change its appearance into that of a beautiful woman.
In this form, the Jorōgumo would entice men into a quiet location and begin to play a biwa, a type of Japanese lute. While he is distracted by the sound of the instrument, she binds her victim in silk threads and devours the unsuspecting (source)
While I am not fond of anything arachnid including the fictional kind (in some instances Jorogumo is literally translated as whore spider…yay and stuff) I had a good time putting together a look that felt uh, come hither-y. I kept remembering an incident last summer while cleaning out the overgrown ivy that had wrapped around our cherry tree trunk, and reaching my hand into a silky, thready, yucky mess of a spider’s web.
Ahh summer and arachnids. I guess inspiration can come from just about any where.
The Fantasy Gacha Carnival ends this Friday, June 5th and you can find this one of a kind jewelry set from Sax Shepherd Designs featured there. I didn’t capture a picture of the rares which are similar (to me) to SSD’s signature stilletos with jeweled pieces on the front strap, but you can see the full ad here.
As always, anything you purchase from Sax Shepherd Designs will come with a texture/jewel HUD, so be sure to demo.
Thanks for stopping by mid-bite or mid-scroll on your mid-week blog break and if you ever see an 8 legged curiosity besides the ones in this jewelry set of course, refrain from telling me or I shall have to wax poetry.
! SSD ~ Gatcha Blogger ~ Jorogumo ~ Armband
! SSD ~ Gatcha Blogger ~ Jorogumo ~ Bracelet
! SSD ~ Gatcha Blogger ~ Jorogumo ~ Choker
! SSD ~ Gatcha Blogger ~ Jorogumo ~ Crown
! SSD ~ Gatcha Blogger ~ Jorogumo ~ Earring
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