Clarks False Acrea
I simply love the curious shape of this real butterfly necklace. Its elongated forewings lend well to this beauties sense of style and grace. The burnt orange coloring certainly gives it an earthy feel, but it is the somber black patterns of spots near its center and radiating lines throughout that give this butterfly character. This fascinating species name is Pseudacraea Clarkii but it is better known as "Clarks False Acraea". It is a member of the Nymphalidae family that can be found natively in the forests of Africa. I have preserved this butterfly by encasing it in several layers of hand painted resin, following its flowing form to create a very natural appeal. The resin that I use is clear so what you see are the natural colors of the butterfly. Though the resin does transmute the colors somewhat as it turns the butterfly semi-transparent producing an effect much like stained glass. The wing span of this unusual beauty is 2 7/8", making for an intriguing statement. This pendant comes on an 18" 1.5mm black leather cord with a small chain extension and an easy to use lobster clasp. I am sure that you will find this necklace genuinely interesting and enjoy examining its finer details.