Its already starting to feel a bit like my favorite time of year, Fall, here in Vermont. Some of the trees are beginning to change color and the air is cooler. In anticipation of this season, I'm posting one of my new necklaces, in a suitably autumnal palette of reds, oranges and yellows. Even the cascade of dangles below remind me a bit of leaves falling...
The butterfly is made of silk and real gold threads and has coral, onyx, garnet and Swarovski crystals on the wings. The body features a large nugget of carnelian for the thorax, with onyx beads on either side. The antennae are made of vintage bugle beads, gold plated seed beads and tipped with amber and Swarvoski crystals.
I linked the chain and tassels by hand using 14k gold-filled wires and an assortment of onyx, coral, garnet, citrine, carnelian and Swarovski crystal beads.
This one-of-a-kind necklace is headed for the Frog Hollow Gallery in Burlington, VT. Visit my Etsy shop for other winged designs.