Monarch Butterfly Pin

Bidding Supports: Nashua River Watershed Association (Groton, MA)

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$200 USD
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Dec 2, 2022 1:00 PM EST  –  Bid Extension
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Karin Alisa Houben describes her pieces as "evocative beaded statement jewelry".  Her home and studio are in the outskirts of Woodstock NY, where she is inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds her.

This natural beauty of a pin was meticulously hand-beaded using hundreds of tiny glass Delica beads for the wings. The body is a striking specimen of faceted black Spinel, suspended from a wrap of 14K gold wire.  

From the artist: "She arrives beautifully presented in her own "Riker Mount" (scientific display case) with her Latin name and origin handwritten inside. The "common" name is written on the back of the case along with a listing of stones and other elements used in her creation. These pieces are signed by the artist.

You can attach a picture hook to the back of the case and display the Monarch Butterfly as an art/ scientific specimen as a lovely alternative to hiding her away in your jewelry box!

Butterflies and Moths bring us so much beauty and they are wonderful pollinators during their short and fragile life-spans. With this hand-crafted artistic specimen, you can enjoy that beauty and rejoice in the knowledge that not a single wing was harmed in its creation."

Butterfly Pin is 2 1/2" Wide at widest point, and 2" Tall. Previously owned, in perfect condition in original packaging.

Item Special Note

Price is based on item pick-up at the NRWA River Resource Center at 592 Main Street in Groton, MA. Shipping is available upon request; buyer is responsible for additional costs of shipping and handling.