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Pink Butterfly Cork Ring


Brand Olive Bites

Do you love butterfles?

Imagine for a moment we are a single cell among the millions of cells that make up a caterpillar. Our little world has been operating like a well-oiled machine and creeping along most predictably until one day the machine begins to shake and shutter. Systems fail. Cells begin to commit suicide. There is a sense of doom and darkness.

But, from within the dying population of cells, a new breed of cell starts to immerge. They are called imaginal cells (really how cool is that).

Clustering in communities they devise a plan out of the wreckage. They create a great flying machine - a butterfly - that enables the survivor cells to escape the ashes of the caterpillar world and experience the unimaginable (and yet not unimaginable because it is the imaginal cells that did it) beautiful butterfly world!

Don't you love them even more now?!

  1. Ethically sourced brass metal with sterling silver plate
  2. Adjusts to fit all
  3. Cork is approx 1"
  4. Sealed with a glass-like resin to last forever
  5. Wood storage cube with fun magnet makes a perfect gift
This upcycled jewelry is fabricated with recycled cork and a recycled steel auto part. Cork is the bark of the cork oak tree. My cork is grown in managed forests in Portugal and Spain (and recycled from NJ bars) where the bark is carefully harvested, once every nine years, in a centuries-old tradition with hand tools and without fertilizers or pesticides; a process that ensures the forests will remain undamaged!

My jewelry designs are © October 2007 2013

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