Clymene Moth necklace or lapel pin in sterling silver
Haploa Clymene is a North American species in the tiger moth subfamily. When its wings are closed, their patterns align to create the image of a petrine (inverted) cross in black against a white background.
I hand-sculpted this pendant in soft wax and had it cast in solid sterling silver, which I partially oxidize to enhance and darken the wing pattern. Partial oxidation is achieved by hand painting the areas to be darkened, then gently heating the piece (which catalyzes the oxidation process) and finally polishing by hand the unoxidized areas in order to enhance contrast.
In order to maintain the dark finish, please avoid polishing or bathing/swimming with this piece.
Pendant is attached to a 3.1mm sterling silver patterned oval cable chain.
Pin has two nickel silver pin backs for extra stability and comes with metal safety clasps. If you would prefer rubber backings on your pin, please mention it in checkout!
Moth measures 1 1/8" long by 3/4" at its widest point.
Note that this design has details that are sharp. Please wear it mindfully.
I make each piece to order, so please allow up to 2-4 weeks for shipment.
All orders ship via USPS with tracking. I also include insurance on US orders valuing over $300 and all international orders.
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