Turquoise Emperor Lower Wing Earrings, Butterfly Wing Earrings, Doxocopa Cherubina, Insect Earrings, Encased in Resin, Zoology, Entemology
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 turquoise butterfly wings that have a sophisticated turquoise colour palette. They have been encased in resin to create these beautiful earrings. The pendants measure 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.
Doxocopa laurentia has a wingspan reaching about 75 millimetres (3.0 in). The upperside of the wings is brown, with a broad metallic blue central band in males, while in the females this band is usually white, with a broad orange patch on the top of the forewings. The undersides of the wings are yellowish or greyish, with black markings on the forewings.