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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, 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.

SIZE:
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.

CARE:
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.*

Check out more honeybee-themed jewelry here: http://etsy.me/1kpkYz2

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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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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: bee, resin, silver leaf, sterling silver
  • Made to order
  • Feedback: 214 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from New York, United States
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