Celtic Butterfly Necklace, Butterfly Pendant
Celtic Butterfly -The butterfly was seen as the ultimate symbol of transformation, inspiration, and rebirth. Throughout Celtic regions, Butterfly represents prosperity, joy, good fortune, and honor. It is also a symbol of the soul. In Celtic myths, human souls became butterflies between incarnations. Many Celtic myths tell of the butterfly swooping down to the dead or dying. At one time harming a white Butterfly was against the law in Ireland because of the belief it bore a dead child’s spirit.
Each item begins as a piece of sheet metal, copper, bronze, brass or nickel. After a pattern is transferred to the metal, the piece is etched in a salt-water solution. Each piece is hand cut, sanded, and polished. A patina may be applied or it may be hand painted with dye oxide. A clear polymer coating is applied