This is a very special necklace made with the wings of the glorious Morpho butterfly. When their wings are up together it looks like a big but regular brown butterfly but when they open their wings you'll be blown away by a burst of bright metallic blue /purple. Obviously that's exactly the idea, that they can either camouflage or scare the predator away.
I carefully cut out a circle of the wing that is placed between two magnifying pieces of glass which allows you to see very clearly how the wings are build up out of thousands of tiny scales. It is truly magnificent! It also has a totally different look on each side, so you can wear it in two ways.
I got the butterfly from the amazing 'Its Not Fortune Cookies' because one wing was broken, otherwise it would be way to beautiful to cut in pieces. The butterfly was ethically sourced and has died naturally.
- 24 inch/ 61 cm strong brass chain - 20 mm sphere
To keep this item in optimal condition:
- be aware of the glass! it might crack if you knock it against a hard surface - it is better to take it off when showering/ swimming - keep it out of strong sunlight and other heat sources - store in dry and dark place
This item is handmade in Ireland using natural materials. Therefore each item is unique and might slightly differ from the picture.
Each order comes with a nice gift box or bag.
Each step in the long process to create a botanical piece is taken with much precision and care. From finding special flowers, using different methods to dry them while maintaining their colours and shapes, casting a clear resin, sanding and polishing each item. Overall it can take up to a week to complete a piece of jewellery. But it is all worth it when you see the magical end product.✨🌿🌷