This one of a kind Butterfly statement necklace is simply beautiful. I think it has an Art Nouveau look to it.
I've created a focal out of a vintage buckle and exquisite lampwork wings by Mandrel Beads. I love the way the buckle appears to be a slide on a necklace of flower blossoms. Truly a statement piece that would look stunning over a black top or dress. For a more casual look - pair it with jeans and a linen or white top.
Vintage metal buckle - I was able to give it a nice shine, so my guess is that it's nickel silver. If you are allergic to nickel - don't wear the buckle part next to your skin.
Lampwork butterfly wings by Mandrel Beads
Nickel free flower chain
Sterling Silver wirework, extender chain and lobster clasp.
Adjustable from 18 to almost 21 inches.
Focal buckle is 3.25 x 2.75 inches and the longest wing dangle is about 3.5 inches below the buckle.
I was inspired to create this piece to bring awareness to the devastating losses of butterflies in our environment. It is believed to be a combination of the use of Round-up, deforestation, and loss of habitat. There are many sources for studies on this that you can check out on the internet.
As a nature buff, I just can't imagine a world without butterflies. Can you?