Monarch Butterfly Perched on Mushroom Ring-Rings-The Striped Cat Metalworks
Monarch Butterfly Perched on Mushroom Ring-Rings-The Striped Cat Metalworks
Monarch Butterfly Perched on Mushroom Ring-Rings-The Striped Cat Metalworks
Monarch Butterfly Perched on Mushroom Ring-Rings-The Striped Cat Metalworks
Monarch Butterfly Perched on Mushroom Ring-Rings-The Striped Cat Metalworks
Monarch Butterfly Perched on Mushroom Ring-Rings-The Striped Cat Metalworks
Monarch Butterfly Perched on Mushroom Ring-Rings-The Striped Cat Metalworks

Monarch Butterfly Perched on Mushroom Ring

Regular price
$269.00
Sale price
$269.00

Did you know that one of the only visible differences between the male and female monarch butterfly is by a tiny black spot on the bottom of their wings? They call it a saddle and it can almost be missed that it blends in so well. The males only have these two little black spots on each of their hind wings. The females do not. This particular butterfly is a female and I modeled my butterfly jewelry after a female monarch that my daughter hatched many years ago. We always take magnificent photographs of them in the summer and I fell in love with one particular photo. I create the spots and stripes on this butterfly to resemble my daughter's wild friend. 

Each of these copper spots and stripes were cut out by hand, placed *very* gently with tweezers to their exact spot, and then very carefully soldered together. I folded her wings so that it looks as though she is about to take flight. She is resting on a sterling silver tree branch with hidden mushroom clusters. Do you see her tiny curled tongue? Most of this ring was carved by hand from molten metal. I created the ring band in such a way so that it is slightly open and can be made a bit larger or smaller. I will happily size this ring for your perfect fit before I mail it off to you. The last photo shows an echinacea and monarch pendant that I created at the same time and also in my shop. 

Each of my pieces comes to you in a sweetly decorated gift box making them perfect for gift giving, or as a nice surprise for yourself.