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This charming pendant features the wing of a painted lady butterfly gently placed under a coat of resin. The pendant measures 5/8" wide, and 3/4" tall. The chain shown in the pictures is also for sale on the last page of my shop.

This painted lady butterfly wing comes with a story...

I am a middle school Special Education teacher, and this winter I bought butterfly larva for the students to raise in the classroom. Each student was assigned a specific caterpillar, and they LOVED giving them each a name, and watching them grow day by day. Soon the caterpillars went into their chrysalises, and the students checked every day to see whether their friends had come out yet. When they finally did, the kids could not believe what their little caterpillar had turned into! The students built a cage that stretched from the floor to the ceiling so that their friends had room to fly.

Just like my special students, these butterflies have made a huge contribution to our classroom this winter. Many students in my room have behaviors that escalate during the cold and dark winter months. These butterflies gave the students a much-needed dose of springtime. As the butterflies grew towards the end of their natural life cycle, the students waited to see if any had laid eggs to start a new cycle of life (they didn't, but we are hoping they will next year!).

Many jewelry and decorations which use real butterfly wings claim that the butterflies were harvested naturally, which I believe they were. But these butterflies did more than that...they were someone's best friend, they were reason a student came to school, and they were an example of how we can all grow to become something amazing and unique...

A portion of the proceeds from each purchase will go towards buying butterflies for the 2012-2013 school year. The students are hoping to buy caterpillars again, and if we have enough funds, to buy the extremely large Luna moths! Please let me know if you have any questions, and more than anything, thank you for considering supporting Room 106's butterfly habitat!

♥ Jessi

Real butterfly wing pendant, hand raised from baby caterpillar

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: real butterfly wing, silver pendant, resin
  • Feedback: 159 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Washington, United States
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