Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Steampunk Inspired OOAK Altered Art Necklace with REAL BUTTERFLY WING and VINTAGE VACUUM TUBE by TheSteamPunkTrunk
This is very interesting, I found a poor deceased BUTTERFLY in the yard and wanted to do something special with it.
The butterfly wing is enclosed in an antique medical tube, they used these to connect rubber tubing together before the days of latex and such, very cool. Glass tube measures almost 4 1/2 inches long.
The butterfly is just resting in the tube so I have run its own link of chain through it and secured it from sliding back and forth with jump rings on both ends, that way the colors of this gorgeous wing will not rub off over the years.
Chain is an enameled jet black with a bit of a shine to it, chain measures 19 inches and closes with a lobster claw clasp.
The pendant of this awesome piece is a vintage vacuum tube with an image of another butterfly on it, vacuum tube has multiple layers of poly on it to ensure image does not come off. Vacuum tube is 2 inches long.
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