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Butterfly Necklace, Dichroic Glass Red Coral Onyx Handmade Jewelry

Item Description

If you love the ethereal beauty of butterflies, you will definitely love the stylish FLYING FREE butterfly pendant necklace.  The focal of this handmade necklace is an artisan dichroic glass pendant with a glowing golden yellow butterfly against a background of black and red.  Rich red coral frangia, faceted black onyx and sterling silver complement the butterfly pendant perfectly.  A one of a kind necklace carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the FLYING FREE necklace was created for the discerning woman who adores wearing unique jewelry that no one else will have.

  • Dichroic glass butterfly pendant:  app. 64 mm (including sterling bail) x 57 mm x 5 mm
  • Red coral frangia:  app. 13 mm, some a bit longer, some a bit shorter
  • Faceted black onyx:  app. 6 mm
  • Metal:  sterling silver
  • Clasp:  sterling silver hook clasp set
  • Pendant drop:  app. 2.5” / 6.4 cm
  • Length:  app. 19” / 48.3 cm

For a better understanding of the relative size of the butterfly pendant and coral used to create the FLYING FREE handmade necklace, please be sure to check out photo #3 for a size comparison with a quarter.
***"What is dichroic glass"? Dichroic glass (pronounced dye-crow-ick) is a type of glass that has amazing multi-colored, reflective properties, especially when viewed at different angles. Extreme color shifts can often be seen. NASA originally developed dichroic glass for use in satellite mirrors and it was also used on re-entry tiles of the Space Shuttles. Sheets of glass have a special coating applied to it that involves vaporizing various metal oxides into a fine dust with an electro-gun. The oxide dust settles on and coats hot glass inside an airless vacuum chamber. Needless to say, because of of the complex, expensive procedure, only a handful of companies produce dichroic glass for artists to use for their designs.

Butterflies are believed to be the embodiment of spiritual growth because of their magical transformation from a caterpillar to a butterfly.  Red Coral is said to calm life, to restore harmony in the event of an emotional conflict.  Black Onyx is said to be a powerful protective stone and is used as a defense against negative thinking.  Silver is a metal of love and healing; it is a mirror to the soul, helping us to see ourselves as others see us.

The FLYING FREE handmade butterfly necklace was carefully designed and handmade in a dog friendly, smoke free studio.  The necklace will come with two informational drop tags: one with the piece's name; the other lists the materials used in the necklace and the language of the stones and metals. It will be carefully packed in an organza jewelry bag, perfect for gift giving to a loved one . . . or to yourself!   
***Please be aware that not all computer monitors show colors exactly the same. The colors of the stones are extremely close to the actual color on my monitor. They may appear lighter or darker on yours.  



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