Necklaces – Mariposa


Materials: Argentium silver, fine silver, 24K gold, 22K gold, 18K gold, niobium, copper, abalone, fossilized coral, labradorite, rutilated quartz, quartz crystal, opals, carnelian, freshwater cultured pearls, glass, enamel, blue mountain swallowtail wing (Papilio ulysses Ulysses), Eastern Tiger Swallowtail wing (Papilio glaucus)

Dimensions: 18 inch necklace with 2.375 inch counterbalance

Techniques: Cloisonné enamel, hand woven and enameled copper and gold, looped gold inlaid in enamel, Viking knit, lashed, anodized, etched, fabricated

Photographer: Hap Sakwa