|INSPIRATION/CONCEPT—When I visited The Butterfly House I was struck by the beauty of the large shimmering blue butterflies from Africa. I created a stylized clasp with these creatures in mind. The champleve piece was engraved with a hand graver and enameled with transparent enamels to create the effect.
MATERIALS—Sterling and fine silver, enamel, labradorite
TECHNIQUES—Hand fabrication, hand engraving and bright cutting of champleve cells, enameling, hand stoning
DIMENSIONS—3.5 cm L x 4.7 cm W (at widest point) x 0.2 cm D (clasp only)