Monarch Jewelry 101
Save Our Monarchs recently released our Pandora Monarch Butterfly Charm and we went behind the scenes to see how they were made!
The Monarch Butterfly Charm was created by local glass artist from Nebraska, Matthew Losee, and the proceeds go to support Save Our Monarch's School Pollinator Program. The beads can be used on earrings, bracelets, necklaces, key chains and the list goes on! They also make thoughtful gifts to your Monarch-loving friends and family.
Each glass color is layered separately onto a mandrel beginning with black. The glass that is used is call borosilicate which is what Pyrex is made from and is extremely break-resistant.
Next, the unique "Monarch Orange" glass color is layered on.
Now for the distinctive white spots that we recognize on our Monarch friends.
Lastly, a clear layer of glass is added in order to magnify the image and they are put into a kiln.
Meet the Artist
How do you use your Monarch bead? Please post in the comments ways in which you use yours!
10/18/2018 07:32:13 am
I would like to purchase a Losee Monarch charm (Pandora-like). I do not purchase on-line but cannot locate a phone number to use to make the purchase. Please advise. Thanks! (I have aided close to 1000 Monarchs to adulthood over the past 3 years and I would love to purchase a charm.)
10/18/2018 07:49:55 am
You can email me at Ward@saveourmonarchs.org with your information. Provide a phone number so that I can call you.
3/16/2022 03:15:12 am
This is really very beautiful jewellery. Thank for sharing informative post.
3/16/2022 05:32:34 am
Thank you so much for reading! :)
3/18/2022 09:18:29 am
Superb ideas! I really like these ideas. Thanks for sharing.
3/18/2022 10:33:06 am
Thank you for reading :)
7/13/2022 03:14:16 am
Not all affordable items are "cheap." This full-sized piece of jewelry is quite lovely. People take notice or grunt. People appreciate seeing butterflies, and this one won't require them to enter your place. They are lovely presents. They endure nicely.
7/13/2022 03:16:55 am
Therefore, this device is horribly made for people with large feet. Right shoe has a lip that rubs against my pinky toe at the point where the shoe ties together on the right side. Hurts a lot. Just like other Nikes, these will need to be broken in. Not at all. Even months later, they are painful. They almost succeeded, which is a shame, but the notch on my toe is simply too much. Simply get air forces that are one size too large to avoid wasting your money.
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