Graphium Weiskei Wing Earrings v2, Real Purple Spotted Swallowtail, Butterfly Wing Earring, Butterfly Wing Preserved, Wing Encased in Resin
The wings used are either sourced from the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory or under 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.
These real butterfly wing earrings feature two Purple Spotted Swallowtail (Graphium Weiskei) butterfly wings that have a sophisticated black and purple colour palette. They have been encased in resin to create these beautiful earrings. The pendants measure is approximately 1" 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.
The earring hooks are stainless steel.
***Graphium Weiskei or Purple Spotted Swallowtail***
The purple spotted swallowtail (Graphium weiskei), which is found only in the highlands of New Guinea, is a butterfly of the swallowtail family, Papilionidae. It resembles the related Graphium stresemanni. These swallowtails live in elevations of 4,500 to 8,000 feet (1,400 to 2,400 m).
The name honours the collector Emil Weiske.