Announcement   Current turnaround time is 7 days.

Please note due to the rotating Canada Post strike, I suggest you choose to ship with Canpar and DHL at checkout.

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Last updated on 19 Nov, 2018

Current turnaround time is 7 days.

Please note due to the rotating Canada Post strike, I suggest you choose to ship with Canpar and DHL at checkout.

Thanks so much!

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An unlikely love of bugs grew...

I was looking for something fun to do in the cold Canadian winter with my 1 year old son. We discovered the butterfly conservatory in our area and soon found it to the be perfect outing. The temperature was warm, the surroundings beautiful and the staff so friendly! Soon it became a weekly activity.

I soon came to know the different butterflies and the difference between them and moths. An interest in where they came from, their life cycle and their names grew.

Fast forward a little, I now make beautiful real resin encased butterfly wings, butterfly pendant necklaces and flower, resin encased jewelry. My goal is to spark an interest, have you learn something new and gain a little more appreciation for the beautiful natural world we need to work to preserve.

***A note about the real butterfly wings used***
The wings were collected after the butterflies completed their life cycle. The wings used are either sourced from the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory or under government permission in their native countries. They are all managed by the wildlife authorities of those countries, to encourage ecologically healthy practices to ensure growing populations of threatened and non-threatened species.

Forged By Nature is committed to wildlife education and preservation therefore a portion of each sale goes to Wildlife Preservation Canada.

***A quick note about butterfly farming***
Butterfly farming provides rural employment, thereby supporting the rural economy and stemming rural to urban migratory patterns. Furthermore, it is environmentally non-destructive, incorporates locally available raw materials, is economically and environmentally sustainable, and is not dehumanizing or degrading to the people who use it.

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Last updated on 29 Jun, 2016
Frequently asked questions
Do your packages have tracking?

My packages DO NOT come with tracking. Shipping from Canada is unfortunately very expensive! If you would like tracking for your package please message me before you place your order so I can provide a quote.

Shipping to the US and Canada can range anywhere from 1-3 weeks, while international shipping can take even longer. International packages ranges from 1-6 weeks.

My packages in Canada are sent via regular letter-mail to keep prices low. If you would like upgraded shipping, please ask me for a quote.

All items are shipped in 1-3 business days, unless otherwise noted.

I will ship to your etsy address make sure it is accurate.

Please be aware that customers are responsible for all duty or custom fees.

What if my package does not reach me?

If for some unfortunate reason your order does not reach you within 45 days of dispatch I can resend you the order.

Did you kill butterflies to make the jewelry you sell?

No butterflies were harmed in the making of the necklace pendants. The wings were collected after the butterflies lived a full life in a sanctuary. No butterflies were taken from the wild.

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Butterfly farming provides rural employment, thereby supporting the rural economy and stemming rural to urban migratory patterns. Furthermore, it is environmentally non-destructive, incorporates locally available raw materials, is economically and environmentally sustainable, and is not dehumanizing or degrading to the people who use it.

When will I receive my order?

Estimated shipping times
Canada: 2-14 business days
United States: 1-3 weeks
Europe: 2-6 weeks
Australia, New Zealand and Oceania: 1-5 weeks

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.