Real Butterfly Wing Necklace
A real butterfly wing is forever immortalized using the process of copper electroforming to create this beautiful butterfly necklace that I’ve also given a pink/purple patina.
Necklace length will be 18” unless requested otherwise.
Please see last photo for pendant size reference.
All copper will eventually oxidize and tarnish with time and wear, but the copper on this butterfly necklace has also been coated with a metal specific protective varnish to extend the life of the patina and copper shine. There are many easy techniques to bring back the lustrous copper shine such as a simple rub of a jewelry cloth, soaking in vinegar, soaking in lemon or lime juice, and even using ketchup!
The butterflies used in this jewelry come from butterfly farming projects, sanctuaries, and rain forest sustainable use systems. These farms have repopulated many species of butterfly that was once endangered, and provide continued growth and support for various butterfly species around the world.
Butterflies have a very short life-span, as they emerge to seek mates, reproduce and expire. They are able to live out their natural lives and are then collected after a natural death, preserving their glorious beauty for our appreciation, while sustaining their populations and preserving their natural habitat. This symbiotic relationship has allowed for the marketing of these and similar sustainable use products, enhancing the rainforest's economic viability, thereby creating a strong incentive to leave them in their natural state, while at the same time providing needed income for local populations.
These wings are ethically sourced and NO LIVE BUTTERFLIES ARE HARMED IN THE MAKING OF THIS NECKLACE. ☻︎
Copper is an excellent conductor of energy, from electricity to the mystical subtle energies emanating from higher planes. Copper is said to enhance and transmit thoughts, even over long distances. Copper also enhances the properties of the other crystals around it, so using copper in conjunction with other stones is highly beneficial to the wearer.
Electroforming is a very time intensive process that produces unique results with each piece having it's own beautiful textured characteristics. Each piece takes a minimum of 24-48 hours just to create the copper plating, and days of prep work before and after receiving that beautiful copper energy. Lots of love and attention goes into each of my copper electroformed pieces, and I hope you enjoy them!
♡ Made with love and good vibes in Juneau, Alaska.
♡*This item will be packaged in a gift box ready for gift giving or to unwrap as a gift to yourself and shipped in a USPS bubble mailer!*
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