Sterling Silver Monarch Butterfly Nugget Necklace
This necklace features a monarch butterfly etched into a tiny sterling silver nugget. I created this pendant by first melting sterling silver into a molten orb. I then flattened it and smoothed it for etching. The organic shape lends character to its rustic charm. I've faceted the edge of this piece and I've given it an oxidized, brushed finish. The tiny, yet substantial, pendant measures approximately 1/2" x 1/2" and hangs from an oxidized sterling silver chain.
This piece is inspired by a photo of one of the female monarchs I raised from an egg and released this summer.