A flashback to our childhood awe and fascination with insects is what Luke Abbott hopes his handmade jewellery inspires.
The Sanctuary Point designer's intricate pieces feature cicadas, beetles, bees, dragonflies and more recently, moths.
It'll be his unique, colourful moths that will be a standout in his collection at The Big Design Market Online from November 11-18.
The online Christmas market will combine its Melbourne and Sydney markets together to feature more than 200 designers and attract devotees of ethically made, designer goods.
Luke began his study in 2010 and made his first pair of cicada earrings in 2012.
After first moving to Shoalhaven Heads, he studied Arts and Contemporary Craft.
The moths are the latest in his collection and he's looking forward to showcasing them this month.
"The shape of the moths, their colours, and their importance to Australia is what I find so fascinating about them," he said.
While he's grateful for the opportunity to exhibit online, in-person markets can't return soon enough for Luke.
"They're really important for my business. I sell through art galleries in their retail stores but I don't get to speak to any customers there and it's so nice to be able to see my customer's reactions," he said.
"You see people get excited about insects like they do when they were kids.
"We seem to get scared of insects when we become an adult but my work helps people connect with nature again."