African swallowtail, Mocker Swallowtail, Flying Handkerchief Wing, Real Wing Necklace, Papilio Dardanus, Preserved Butterfly Wing, Zoology
The wings used are sourced from conservatories around the globe with government permission in their native countries. They are all managed by the wildlife authorities of those countries, to encourage ecologically healthy practices to ensure growing populations of threatened and non-threatened species.
Forged By Nature is committed to wildlife education and preservation therefore a portion of each sale goes to Wildlife Preservation Canada.
This real butterfly wing necklace features a African Swallowtail butterfly wing that has amazing green, grey and black colours. It has been encased in resin to create this beautiful necklace. Pendant measures is approximately 3" long.
Please note that because the butterfly wing did once belong to a living butterfly, there may be slight markings or small tears. These should not be considered flaws as they are natural and proof that the wing once belonged to a flying butterfly. In saying that, I do carefully select the wings I use and make sure they are aesthetically pleasing.
I encase each wing in resin, because I do this by hand small bubbles can sometimes occur. Rather than looking at this as a fault, consider it part of the handmade charm.
Pendant hangs on your choice of an 18" or 24" stainless steel chain.
Papilio dardanus, the African swallowtail, mocker swallowtail or flying handkerchief, is a species of butterfly in the family Papilionidae (the swallowtails). The species is broadly distributed throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. The British entomologist E. B. Poulton described it as "the most interesting butterfly in the world". -Wikipedia