Late summer nights, back porch, screen door. And always a few of these mesmerized by the glowing porch light. This one won’t flutter away, though. Stretching for the night sky and at about 1.75″ wide and 1.5″ high, this little guy is one-of-a-kind, completely of my own invention and hand fabricated from sterling silver with a fused sterling body. This creature of a midsummer dream carries along some extra intrigue… set into the chain in a handmade bezel is a fine Mexican opal of amber hues, containing just a bit of fire for a miniature slow burn, as well as peridot, citrine, and carnelian accents weaving asymmetrical delights in the varied chain, about 22 inches with a handmade clasp. Oxidized to a mottled silvery brown with hints of an orange and a bluish glow and accented with silver high lights, the wings have a varied hue that seems appropriately moth-like. A likely companion for a memorable summer evening on your own back porch, at the campfire, or in summer time dreams of your secret midnight garden.
This necklace is one of a series on moths that I will be continuing over time, but each will be a one of a kind piece. The mottled patina on the moth is sealed with a special wax, the same product used by many museums to protect antique metal pieces, which helps to preserve the coloration.