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Colony Collapse Necklace, with hand-carved silver Art-Deco drop setting

MADE TO ORDER. Please allow 1-2 weeks.

My Colony Collapse series features real honey bees encased in resin. **All bees died of natural causes (I do not kill them, just pick them up), and I get them from amazing bee keepers in the Northeastern USA. All are from healthy and well-cared for hives- the name of the series is just in recognition of the problems our dear pollinators are currently facing.**

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. To create these, I place the dried-out bees 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.

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

Use a silver loth to clean the pendant and chain, and if you like, use a nail buffer (not a file) occasionally on the resin to bring up the shine.

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

*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.*

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Jenny Topolski

Real Bee Jewelry - Silver Bee Jewelry - Real Insect Necklace - Art Deco Style

$98.00 USD
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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: bee, resin, silver leaf, sterling silver
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from New York, United States
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