I am overwhelmed by how beautiful and striking these delicate rings of Catherine Chandler's are. Regarding the following rings, she writes:
A few years ago, I did a collection of very sculptural rings (7) based on the Bathurst Copper Butterfly (Paralucia spinifera). An endangered species, it is one of the rarest butterflies in Australia, and endemic to the country. It can only be found in a very small area between Bathurst and Hartley, in New South Wales.
I created these rings as a way to pique interest in this endangered species by creating wearable sculptures that would spark conversation. This particular ring depicts the color of the Bathurst Copper Butterfly's wings.