Handmade in Washington state, real butterfly wings are preserved and encased in resin using a proprietary process. Our butterflies are sourced from butterfly farms - supporting small indigenous communities that sustain themselves by butterfly farming, that in turn helps to conserve vulnerable jungles and forests. Earring wires and pendant bails are sterling silver. Ships packaged on cards, with artist info postcards and brochure explaining butterfly farming. Please also visit the sister line Petal Connection featuring real flowers.