This is one of the most unique pieces of jewelry I've ever created.  You will never find another like it.  This butterfly was created with several metalsmithing techniques.


The base of the butterfly was carefully cut from a sheet of metal.  The wings were created from a rare process called water casting in which molten silver is poured into water from a crucible.  The shapes created are formed by the water.  I was lucky enough to achieve these 4 castings that looked like wings to me.  After soldering all of the pieces together I highlighted the wings with 24 karat gold leaf.


The center of the body and the eyes of the butterfly are made of dicrhroic glass which I fuse in a kiln, they are then set over 24 karat gold leaf. 


To accent this beautiful pendant I used a very special bug like link chain made out of 14 karat gold.  This chain is 17 inches long. This beautiful butterfly will look stunning on anyone and can be worn for any occasion with any color. 

 

 

Enjoy life, and treat yourself to a new piece of jewelry.  I am now selling some interesting things on Etsy, please see my etsy online store at maxstudios.etsy.com.

 

Tax, shipping, and handling are included in all prices for items shipped within the US.

 

Please be aware that it may take longer than usual for shipments that are coming from the Switzerland studio.  Please inquire before you make a purchase.  Rush shipping and Insured shipping are also available.  I do accept personal checks and money orders in addition to paypal.  Just send me an email and we can make arrangements for your purchase.  

 

 

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