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For sale are solid glass chrysalis replicas with 24K gold dots, made as real to life as I can muster. The glass part measures between 15/16" and 1" tall. The price includes a 20" gold-fill chain and giftbox. If desired, I would be happy to e-mail you a pic of the actual piece before I ship.
Note: When I receive an order for both the jade and the almost-born chrysalis, I send the jade on a 20" and the almost-born on a 24" chain. Then the recipient has the option of wearing both pieces at once. Neat.
Click here if you'd like to see many more pictures and angles of my artwork. May your day be filled with butterflies.
Earrings by popular demand for those who never wear necklaces or those who want a pair to match their chrysalis pendant.
Now, I went back and forth for some time on the size for these. Sure, hypothetically one could just take a few of my life-size chrysalis and hang them from their ears. Some have, sometimes one of each version! But the chrysalis are solid glass and have some weight to them.
If you're like me and like an earring you can't feel, then you want this pair. Now, smaller isn't necessarily easier to make. In fact, most days I feel these tiny little devils are tougher, but I suffer so you don't have to. You'll see from the images below the earrings are a miniature version of the Monarch chrysalis you know and love. They are made of solid artisan glass and 24k gold and hang from a 14k high-quality gold-filled French wire. The glass itself measures 3/4"x 5/16". All earrings come with back rubber safeties and a gift box. Posts are available upon request, but I don't keep many in stock, so I may need more lead time. $150.00.
Enjoy. Click to embiggen
OUT OF PRODUCTION UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. I'M AFRAID NO MORE MADE IN 2016 UNTIL I FIND A NEW BAIL. (actually I now have something but no pics yet. Write me a note if you really want like these)
I hear you. And came up with a solution. I found this beautiful silver leaf bail, put a nice, dark patina on it, then added a leather cord to create an elegant, contemporary look. The leaf bail is soldered shut around the chrysalis and is quite permanent, so please make your choice between the leather or the gold-filled chain wisely. One cannot just swap one necklace out for another if they change their mind. Please note there's a small price increase to somewhat account for the extra labor. 16" leather choker with a black patina silver bail and Monarch chrysalis pendant.