This handstamped silver necklace represents the Death’s Head Hawk Moth. Handstamped and patinated sterling silver created with hand cut designs.
Besides looking spooky with the skull design on its back, these moths make a powerful totem. Moths, unlike butterflies, are creatures of the night, yet they always fly towards light. Thus they symbolize passion and attraction, but they often burn from the lights they seek, so they also represent fragility, making them the perfect representation of the fierce and delicate balance between life and death…
But even though the meaning is profound, don’t forget that these moths are soft, fuzzy, and this species can even squeak! We often dismiss their clever camouflage, looking all scary when they have no physical attack capacity—like other night creatures, they are often unfairly vilified.
All the jewelry from CrowTotemArts is handcrafted in my studio in California and created from designs drawn in my sketchbook. You can follow me on Instagram @Brandys_CrowTotem. Each item is hand made and unique. Gemstones and silver can be damaged by household cleaners, water, or from dropping. Like all artisan jewelry, please handle with care.
All creations of Brandy’s Crow Totem and Crow Totem Arts are the copyright of Brandy Worsfold.