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Teeny Tiny Brass and Sterling Silver Resilient Milbert's Tortoiseshell Butterfly Hinged Pendant
Teeny Tiny Brass and Sterling Silver Resilient Milbert's Tortoiseshell Butterfly Hinged Pendant
Teeny Tiny Brass and Sterling Silver Resilient Milbert's Tortoiseshell Butterfly Hinged Pendant
Teeny Tiny Brass and Sterling Silver Resilient Milbert's Tortoiseshell Butterfly Hinged Pendant
Teeny Tiny Brass and Sterling Silver Resilient Milbert's Tortoiseshell Butterfly Hinged Pendant
Teeny Tiny Brass and Sterling Silver Resilient Milbert's Tortoiseshell Butterfly Hinged Pendant

Teeny Tiny Brass and Sterling Silver Resilient Milbert's Tortoiseshell Butterfly Hinged Pendant

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The Milbert's Tortoiseshell isn't a well known or "popular" butterfly, but it's one of my favorites. 

Last summer, I had the door to my studio open for a little fresh air.  All of a sudden, something swooped inside and flew into the large window at the back. I was excited to see I had a butterfly visitor, and even more excited when I realised it was a Milbert's Tortoiseshell!  She had a torn wing, but fluttered and flapped almost too much for me to be able to catch her.  I opened the door to release her and she flew with strength I wouldn't have expected, torn wing and all.  If that's not a lesson in resilience, I don't know what is.

 

I've also made a dollhouse scale (1:12th) butterfly specimen that you can add if you just like small things, or have a dollhouse, or both!

You an also choose to add the bell-jar cloche display.

Tiny Milbert's Tortoiseshell butterfly on brass and silver bi-metal.  The front is brass etched with the butterfly, the back is sterling and has the word "resilient" etched above the tear in the wing and my logo.  On an oxidized sterling beaded chain and a handmade clasp. (*Please email erin@elmharris.com to select a 16 or 18" chain)