This little luna moth pendant necklace was created to celebrate our pollinator species. It was hand crafted from premium tooling leather, and accented with semiprecious stones and collectible glass beads.
The moth was made of leather, which was hand cut, carved and painted in shades of shimmering olive green, bronze, champagne and white. It measures about 3.25″ wide by 2.25″ high.
It hangs from an antique copper chain, which is accented with electroplated copper seed bead and semiprecious stones, including moss agate, peridot, faceted tiger eye and lepidolite. The neckline is adjustable from 16″ – 18″. The photos with the mannequin show it at the shortest and longest lengths, and there are a few settings in between.
If you look through my gallery of past necklaces, you’ll notice that butterflies are a recurrent theme in my work – partly because they’re beautiful, partly because I love their symbolism of transformation. Another reason that butterflies appear in my work is that our pollinator species are declining; my butterfly jewelry serves as a symbol of hope and prayer that these creatures will survive and even thrive.
These pieces are intended to be beautiful as well as spiritual – I hope that when you wear them, you’ll be reminded of how important our pollinator species are, and that this reminder will inspire you to make choices that will help their survival. When people notice and comment on your necklace (and they will!) I hope you’ll tell them about the inspiration behind it. In this way, we can raise awareness and support for our beautiful – and invaluable – pollinator species.
A portion of this sale will be donated to the Xerces Society, a non profit organization that works to protect pollinator species and their habitat.