*This piece was featured in Genny Heikka's blog! Thanks, Genny <3 Much Appreciated! http://gennyheikka.com/2012/11/barbed-wire-butterflies.html
**Also featured in The Southern Arizona Nonprofits blog
Thanks, Ken... You rock!
This necklace is constructed almost entirely from stainless steel wire in honor of author Jessica Kristie’s novel entitled Barbed-Wire Butterflies (http://jessicakristie.com/books/barbed-wire-butterflies/ ) a story which explores the nearly invisible world of human trafficking.
It can also be purchased from Jessica's site http://jessicakristie.com/bwb-necklace/
For more information on Courage Worldwide go to http://courageworldwide.org/
Many people do not realize that the illegal trade of human beings for the purposes of commercial sexual exploitation or forced labor is still an enormous problem in modern society. By purchasing and wearing this handmade necklace, you will be showing your solidarity with those who combat slavery as A PORTION OF ALL PROCEEDS ($28) will be donated to Courage Worldwide, an international, non-profit organization that is building homes around the world for children rescued out of sex trafficking. You will help raise awareness every time someone asks you about your truly unique pendant.
Click on any photo to enlarge for detail. The butterfly is very sturdy and lightweight, with a wing span measuring approximately 2.25 inches at its widest point, and 2 inches in length. It hangs 19 inches in length from a strong yet delicate-looking steel chain and symbolic red-glass beads (if you would like a different length, please message me upon purchase). With proper care, this one-of-a-kind necklace should last its owner a lifetime of advocacy, and support for the voiceless.
* Because the pendants are handmade individually in the USA, each will be slightly different from one another and the product photo, making for a unique, one-of-a-kind work of art.
** The barbs on this butterfly are meant to be symbolic, and have been filed smooth to prevent injury. However, they do protrude from the wing approximately 1 mm, so you may want to avoid wearing these pieces with delicate or porous fabrics to prevent injury to your favorite outfits.
***Each piece is hand-made so please allow up to two-four weeks for arrival. This time could be much shorter but depends on order volume.