Silver Butterfly Necklace – this design was inspired after I watched a Monarch butterfly emerge from its cocoon. The metamorphosis from caterpillar to butterfly is incredible, really, but one I don’t think about often!
I made the pendant by drawing the butterfly by hand. Next I transferred the drawing to sheet metal and etched the silver. This made a permanent imprint on the metal. The next step was to saw the butterfly shape from the silver. I filed the edges, soldered a bail to the back and then did final finishing to make it ready to wear.
I applied a patina to the pendant which turned the silver black. Then I brushed out the highlights which gave a beautiful contrast to the recessed areas.
Silver can be worn with unlimited colors and outfits because of its neutral tone. Wear this necklace alone or layer it with another favorite necklace.
Each necklace is individually made so there may be subtle variations in the pendant from what you see in the photos.
- Pendant – 1″ wide x 0.5″ tall
- Chain – 17.5″ with lobster clasp
- All sterling silver
- .925 sterling quality stamp and maker’s mark on back
- Brushed finish
Your Silver Butterfly Necklace will arrive in a beautifully packaged box, ready for gift-giving.
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