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Jade-colored Monarch chrysalis replica, art glass and 24k gold

Jade-colored Monarch chrysalis replica, art glass and 24k gold

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Glass pendant with 24k gold dots, 20" 14k gold-filled chain with giftbox.

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" 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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