Sterling Silver, Quartz and Luna Moth Wing Necklace
This hand fabricated sterling silver necklace features a portion of a real Luna Moth wing that has been set behind a natural table cut faceted quartz crystal cabochon in a sterling silver bezel. The back side of the pendant is etched with my original hand drawn Luna Moth artwork. The pendant measures approximately 1" x 1-1/4". The silver setting has been given an oxidized, brushed finish, and the pendant hangs from an 18" oxidized sterling silver chain.
In August of 2019, while walking in the woods one morning, I found the trail strewn with Luna Moth wings, I’d never seen anything like it. It was both magical and sad to discover these beautiful remainders of the moths. At that point I’d never seen a live Luna Moth in person. At the very end of the walk, after finding so many wings, I spotted a live Luna Moth (my first!) clinging to the underside of a leaf and flying off as I approached. I’ll never forget that morning. This necklace is made from one of the wings found along the trail.