The Karner Blue butterfly was first discovered near Albany NY, and I have my parents to thank for alerting me to the current status of this beautiful little blue New Yorker.
The Karner blue habitat in the Albany Pine Bush, which once covered as much as 40,00 continuous acres, has been reduced to 2,000 acres. This reduction in their natural habitat has been one of the biggest factors in their decline.
I personally find this all fascinating, but since you might just be here for the description of the pendant itself I'll give you a link if you'd like to learn more!)
This is a truly teeny little pendant. I love a challenge, and making hinges on this scale is just that- challenging! But so much fun and the result is this darling little pendant!
You can also choose to add the bell-jar display cloche so you can display your "specimen" when you aren't wearing it!
This tiny etched Karners Blue is less than 1" long including the bail, with a wing span just over 1/4". It comes on an oxidized and beaded 18" sterling chain with handmade clasp.