This oblong shaped butterfly wing pendant was made using real wings from a Great Orange Tipped Butterfly that already lived a natural life. This butterfly wing pendant measures 1-3/8 inches long by 3/4 inch wide.
The butterflies are collected after dying naturally at the end of their full-life cycle in the equatorial rain forest. The delicate butterfly wings are skillfully prepared and set in sterling silver by Peruvian crafts people. The wing fragment is set between two thin sheets of glass-like resin and framed in a silver alloy. Some of the wings have patterns that differ from side-to-side, making them reversible, such as this one. This environmentally-sensitive program provides income for local families while encouraging conservation and a sustainable lifestyle.
As this jewelry is made from natural wings, each piece is unique and some color variations occur. Availability is not always consistent due to the nature of the product. Shimmerwings are durable and the colors will remain vibrant, however it is best to avoid exposure to water.
Peruvian and Brazilian shamans wear and prescribe butterfly and moth wings to easily facilitate transformation and transition and to invite higher beings' assistance. Helps issues around release, loss and grief. They are seen as an important energetic tool for enlightenment as well.
Greek mythology associates the goddess Psyche with the butterfly, the beautiful mortal princess bride of Eros that was granted immortality by Zeus. Butterfly wing jewelry is worn to invite a muse for writers and painters.