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Ancient Child Studios

Almost-born Monarch chrysalis pendant

Almost-born Monarch chrysalis pendant

Regular price $165.00 USD
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Glass almost-born chrysalis with 24k dots, 14k gold-filled chain and giftbox.

Hours before a Monarch hatches, the chrysalis goes from jade green to transparent, and you can see the wings inside the chrysalis. Here it is captured in glass.

I've been studying the Monarch chrysalis for over 20 years. It's been an awe-inspiring challenge to try to recreate what nature does so beautifully. I make each glass chrysalis one at a time in the flame of a torch, adding pure 24k gold while it's still semi-molten. I use a caliper so each piece measures out at no more than 1 1/16" and no less than 15/16", for that is how they measure when I raise them every summer. All pieces are kiln annealed and set on a 20" 14k gold-fill bail and chain.
A large number of my customers like to compare their necklaces to a real chrysalis, as I have done on my store front page. With such high expectations, it's very important to me to meet or exceed them.

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Artisan glass, 24k gold on 14k gold-filled chain and bail.

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