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Gold Colony Collapse Real Bee Necklace in Hexagon

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 Northeast 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.

Pendant measures about 1" tall, and hangs with a brass hexagon on a 16" or 18" gold-filled cable chain with a lobster clasp. 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 gold leaf, then a final layer of resin over that. It ends up having this lovely amber glow, especially when the light hits it.

This necklace is also available in silver!

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. I use mostly worker bees, but also some drones.*

Check out more honeybees here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/jtopolski?section_id=6470187

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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 Necklace - Hexagon Jewelry - Taxidermy - Natural History


Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: resin, bee, gold filled chain
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 386 reviews
  • Favorited by: 217 people