Many Gorgeous Materials Butterfly Pendant

By Franklin Carrillo, Laguna

This offering is sold.
Franklin Carrillo's all hand-fabricated sterling silver Butterfly or moth pendant is about 2 5/8" in wingspan and 2 1/2" long, including the twisted antennae bale fixture. Franklin inlaid many gorgeous materials like opal, turquoise, orange spiny oyster shell, red coral, lapis lazuli, sugilite, gold lip shell, malachite, variscite, fossilized ivory and jet into this wonderful insect's wings. Most of the tiny circular spaces are inlaid, while Franklin creatively left one filled with sterling silver and one without any inlay. Signed by the artist.