The wings for this collection are sourced from a farm in Colorado that raises butterflies as pollinators for local farms, community gardens, and educational projects. The wings that have been sourced are from specimen that died of natural causes on the farm, so that I may preserve and honor their beauty.
Each necklace features natural preserved butterfly wings between two panes of hand-cut, ground, and soldered glass. Each necklace is assembled on a 24+3inch natural gemstone chain with sterling silver plating.
Each necklace is made from entirely non-toxic and hypo allergenic materials. The hardware is comprised of fine US-cast pewter that has been plated in sterling silver.
This particular necklace uses red glass, natural garnet beads, and a silver and black wing.
To care for your necklace:
Natural elements may fade over time if stored improperly. When not in use, store in a dry, dark place. Storing in direct sunlight will cause the wings to fade. Regular use/wear in daylight is okay.
Do not submerge your necklace in water as some may enter and damage the wings. To clean, wipe with a damp cloth and immediately dry. If extra dirty, wipe with a damp and slightly soapy wet cloth, then wipe with a plain damp cloth to remove soap and immediately dry.