Monarch Butterfly Forwing Pendant, Monarch Necklace
This butterfly necklace is made with the recycled forwing of a Monarch butterfly that has been found naturally expired. I soldered the wing and added droplets of solder around the wing that look like rain drops frozen in time. I put an oxidized gunmetal like patina and buffed the high points silver. Both sides can be worn to change the look as one side is slightly paler on Monarchs. It is like having two pendants for the price of one. Set on an adjustable 18-20" black cotton necklace.
ALL Butterfly and Moth Specimens are purchased through a licensed supplier through Environment Canada. The source of these specimens is attained from global butterfly farms. The winged butterflies & moths fly in freedom until naturally expired where they are collected by workers and packaged for shipping.
I use many recycled wings that collectors reject due to flaws or missing antennae and preserves them into beautiful wearable pieces of art that can be handed down for future generations to ENJOY