How to Make a Butterfly Wing Necklace

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Every year all the girls on my mom’s side of the family (grandma, aunts, cousins, nieces, sisters, etc.) get together for a crafting weekend. This year we had 18 of us all under one roof. Needless to say, it was a party! One of the crafts we did was a (REAL) butterfly wing necklace. It is SUPER simple and SUPER cute—just my kind of craft. The necklaces are so unique and look incredible in the sunlight. So here is the “how-to” just for you:

How to Make a Butterfly Wing Necklace








Judikins Diamond Glaze (from the craft store)

Necklace Chain (from craft store or Etsy)

Necklace Pendant (from craft store or Etsy)

Glass Bead (from craft store or Etsy)

REAL Butterfly Wings (from Ebay)

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5 comments for “How to Make a Butterfly Wing Necklace

  1. Karen
    September 5, 2014 at 11:54 am

    Please add an alternative to using Real butterfly wings:–Mothers-day-DIY-idea–including-printable An alternative to “real” butterfly wings. 😉… “No butterflies were harmed in the making of this craft. Do you love the look of butterflies, but not enthusiastic about having actual, dead butterflies hanging on your walls in your home? Me too! Here is a vegan, kosher, free version :)”

  2. June 28, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    Thank you Karen, I never harm anything I use in my art projects and your comment is appreciated by me at least.

  3. jess
    August 6, 2015 at 11:14 am

    Having trouble finding a pendant like the one in the picture….can you be more specific as to what kind it is? Or which etsy vendor? It’s so pretty.


  4. Simone
    October 9, 2015 at 2:31 am

    I’m not fond of the idea of hurting butterflies either. I do however appreciate the real wing jewelry. You can make these by simply collecting the dead butterflies you see outside. They have lived their natural life, and you are simply preserving their beauty. :) Also, you can buy from people on etsy that state that they find butterflies in their garden etc. and do not sell any butterflies that haven’t died naturally.

    It’s possible that the wings she bought from ebay were like this.

  5. Amy Gale
    August 8, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    I just found a butterfly dead I want to make pendants for me and my daughter… Can you help please thank you Amy

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