Artist Shirley Matteson handcrafts each butterfly using the cloisonne technique of jewelry making. Cloisonne is an ancient technique for creating colorful designs held in place by tiny wires. In this case, she uses tiny 24k gold wires to create mini, realistic looking butterflies. The wires used in the technique are not only functional, but they add texture and depth to Shirley’s designs.
Of course, even our smaller butterfly jewelry is delivered in its own rosewood box. To keep your jewel safe and tarnish-free when you’re not showing it off, there’s a genuine pacific silvercloth pouch inside the box. Also, yach necklace also comes with a 2mm, 16- or 18-inch, Italian sterling silver serpentine chain, and you can specify which length you prefer at checkout.
Everyone loves Shirley’s art, and people who wear it receive tons of compliments! You can read the reviews here.
Did you know that all of Shirley’s butterfly necklaces, large and small, can also be made in 24k gold? If you’re interested in that option, please contact her to find out more information.
Psst… You can find her original larger butterfly necklaces here.
All items on this website are designed and crafted personally by Shirley Matteson.
Products not currently in stock may have a lead time up to 2 weeks.
Every effort is taken to produce a jewel to meet expectations, not only for the artist, but mostly for the new owner. As with any handcrafted piece, slight differences are to be expected, making each item completely unique.