The diminutive White Moth, captured in antiqued Sterling Silver, enhanced with Blue Sapphire Cabochons, on delicate 17 1/2" Cable Chain, with coordinating Gemstone Beads connecting our handcrafted Leaf Hook Clasp. We give our Sterling a natural patina and finish by hand-brushing. Earthy, elegant, mysterious, a unique Amulet, exuding an understated sophistication.
Size: Our Sterling Moth is crafted in the round, and is approximately 3/4" long. The Sapphire Eyes are approximately 3mm in diameter, and there is one on each side. Each piece is signed & dated and will arrive in a pouch, decoratively boxed, with our custom made T and Brie Moth card describing our inspiration.
Moths, the ephemeral jewels of the night, have always fascinated me. I am inspired by the feathery light texture on their wings so fragile & thin, here captured in Sterling, in the round. In the summer evenings as I shut the outdoor lights to retire, there is always one hovering near the light, the Moths are always drawn to the light!
Moths are in the insect Order Lepidoptera, and share this Order with Butterflies. There are some 160,000 species of moths in the world, compared to 17,500 species of butterflies. In North America, there are approximately 12,000 different types of moths known. Both adult moths and their caterpillars are food for a wide variety of wildlife, including other insects, spiders, frogs, toads, lizards, shrews, hedgehogs, bats and birds.
National Moth Week, is a global celebration of moths and biodiversity. Mothing is a fun night time activity for kids. Find out more on the Nature Conservancy's website: http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/regions/northamerica/national-moth-week
Nature is a source of inspiration since leaving the city in the late 90's; it has informed my work, as do the often overlooked details in our immediate environment. I continue to be inspired by the human need both to adorn and to communicate through jewelry. My daughter and I find the study of the History jewelry a fascinating endeavor. We find crafting adornments, a very fitting expressive outlet for our creative ideas.
All of our work is crafted in our mother-daughter studio in the lower Hudson River Valley of New York. Most of our work is made to order, please note the ship times listed and contact us, if you have a specific date in mind.
Designed for the nature lover with a sophisticated design sense, these treasures will delight and please for many years to come.
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