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*This item is MADE TO ORDER- please allow one to two weeks for me to make your custom pendant.*

SIZE:
The pendant measures 1.5" tall and .75" across at the widest point, and comes on your choice of 16", 18", or 20" sterling silver chain with a lobster clasp. Model is wearing 16" length.

CHARITABLE DONATION:
$5 from every necklace is donated to Pollinator Partnership http://www.pollinator.org/ and their efforts to promote the health of pollinators, critical to food and ecosystems, through conservation, education, and research.

DO YOU KILL THE BEES FOR JEWELRY?
Never! All honeybees died of natural causes, and I get them from amazing bee keepers in the Northeast USA. *All are from healthy and well-cared for hives.* The keepers simply scoop up the dead ones for me they find around their hives. Depending on their role in the hive and the time of year they are raised, most workers and drones live from just a few weeks to up 6 months (if they survive the winter by huddling around the Queen).

PRODUCT INFO AND PROCESS:
My series of real bee jewelry features Italian honey bees encased in resin. To make these pieces, I collect the dried-out bees then place them in molds and build up layers of resin around them. Near the end, I put in a layer of silver leaf, then a final layer of resin over that.

I carved the original setting from jeweler's wax, inspired by classic Art Deco shapes. After I was happy with my prototype, I made a mold so I can cast this shape in any metal. This listing is for a solid sterling silver pendant. After I bring my casting back to my studio and clean it, I set the bee cabochons inside.

CARE:
Restore shine on resin bee with a finger nail buffer! http://bit.ly/1T83hs1

CUSTOMIZATION:
Would you like a special message on the back? Machine engraving is available for $10 up to 10 characters. Please allow 3-6 business days for engraving. Simply select this variation at check out, then add a note to seller with exactly the engraving you want. If you want a longer engraving, please convo me before purchase to confirm pricing.

*This is NOT the exact necklace you will be receiving. Yours will be the same size and shape as described here, but I do not photograph every single one. If you would like to see the necklace I intend to send, just let me know and I will send you a snapshot. Bees are in all different positions and sizes, and every single piece is unique. I use mostly worker bees, but also some drones. You can request a bee in any position, or even send me one of your own bees to cast.*

Great gift for any beekeeper, gardener, queen bee, or nature-lover in your life.

Check out more honeybees here: http://etsy.me/1SEUZER

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Frequently asked questions about jtopolski

Yes I do offer wholesale! You can send me a convo with your email address and I will send line sheets and info, or find me here on the Etsy Wholesale platform.
I am happy to create custom orders. If there is an etching or carving you would like that I believe I can add to my line, it will be similarly priced to other stock items. If it is a unique item just for you, design rates start at about $150, then go up based on how many hours of labor and revisions we need to go through, plus the final cost of materials.
I am also happy to cast your bees into resin, or use your personal snake's shedding on an ouroboros! Just shoot me a convo, and I can send you my shipping address.

Real Bee Jewelry - Silver Bee Jewelry - Real Insect Necklace - Art Deco Style - Hand Carved Bee - Honeybee Necklace - Honeybee Jewelry

$98.00

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Primary color: Silver
  • Pendant height: 1.5 Inches
  • Pendant width: .75 Inches
  • Materials: bee, resin, silver leaf, sterling silver
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 380 reviews
  • Favorited by: 211 people