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Silver Origami Butterfly Brooch "Tranquillo", number eleven in Concerto Series, OOAK

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This year, I challenged myself to create twelve exclusive origami butterfly brooches, one for each month, which I have named the Concerto series. Yes, I seem to have an affinity for using musical names. Each will explore new ideas in melding metal and origami, and each will only be made once.

This is the brooch for November, named "Tranquillo". The base of the butterfly is folded from a single sheet of .999 fine silver. The wings were then coated in a layer of raw iron, then oxidized to bring out the deep red and brown colors of rust. The body was left highly polished silver.

The pin back is solidly fuzed near the tops of the wing tips, so the brooch hangs properly without leaning forward.

This butterfly brooch is about 2 inches across, and just over one inch high. It is formed from approximately 5 grams of .999 fine silver, kiln fired, and highly polished; then coated with a thin layer of wax for protection.
Like every butterfly in the Concerto series, this comes with exclusive packaging, and a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist. It is a unique design that will never be made again.

Reviews

5 out of 5 stars
(494)
Reviewed by Victoria
5 out of 5 stars
Mar 18, 2018
This is perfect and exactly as pictured! My sister loves it and I can't wait to buy again.
Hand Folded Silver Origami Cat Mini Pendant

Reviewed by Erin Nelson
5 out of 5 stars
Mar 18, 2018
Beautiful! Made a wonderful gift.
Silver Origami Butterfly Mini Pendant Hand Folded Fine Silver

Reviewed by SavedFromAFire
5 out of 5 stars
Dec 27, 2017
great work, nicely done, thank you!
Hand Folded Silver Origami Cat Pendant - Large Fine Silver

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Returns & exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

FAQs

Yes, all my silver origami items are hand folded from .999 fine silver, more pure than sterling.

Sterling silver contains at least 92.5% pure silver, which is why you see the ".925" stamp on sterling pieces. The other 7.5% is another metal, usually zinc or nickel, which is is why some people cannot wear it.

Fine Silver contains 99.9% pure silver. The higher silver content means there is almost no chance of allergic reaction, and it tarnishes much more slowly than sterling.
All my items are made from .999 fine silver. Some are highly polished, some are lightly antiqued to bring out details. Fine silver retains its polish much longer than sterling, but occasional buffing with a soft cloth or silver polish will keep it looking bright.
Sorry, I do not have the equipment to stamp or engrave, but any quality local jeweler should be able to do that for you. Make sure you tell them its fine silver.
Yes, I do custom work! If you have an idea for an origami jewelry item, I'll be happy to work with you.
Typcially, I will start with a prototype from paper for your approval. Once we agree on a paper design and price, payment is due in full and I will begin work on the jewelry. This usually takes about 2 weeks, but can be quite longer during the busy holiday season, so get your orders in early.
All items come in a tissue lined jewelry box, perfect for gifting. If your order is shipping direct to the recipient, please put that in the "notes to seller", and I will ship with a gift receipt that does not show the price.
Yes, many items are available for wholesale. For pricing and minimum purchase quantities please contact me directly.

Silver Origami Butterfly Brooch "Tranquillo", number eleven in Concerto Series, OOAK

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: 999 fine silver, metal clay, iron
  • Feedback: 494 reviews
  • Favorited by: 23 people
  • Gift message available

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