One day my 10 year old daughter, a lover of butterflies, asked for a cocoon pendant for her birthday. We started looking online and found many beautiful options but none that she was drawn to. This led her to describe what she wanted, a cocoon that opened with a butterfly inside with wings that would fold out. This way she could wear it as a shiny cocoon, or open it to wear it as a butterfly, "depending on her mood."
So... we started searching again and found nothing. This led us to ask; why not design it ourselves? Why can't two humans, regardless of size or world experience, with zero experience in the jewelry business start a jewelry company?
It started as a sketch which let to working with a CAD designer to help us develop the files necessary for production. With designs in-hand we contacted over 120 jewelry manufacturers around the globe - this is where things got interesting... every single jewelry manufacturer said it was too difficult to produce. This would not deter us, maybe for a minute, but after that minute and a milkshake we were more determined than ever!
I then made a list of auto part manufacturers, yes auto parts - metal is metal right? The very first one I sent the designs to said, "No problem, we can build this for you." From there we had to figure out the enameling process, plating, and establish a working understanding of metallurgy and here we are - offering you the world's first completely kinetic folding butterfly cocoon pendant and necklace.
We truly hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoy making it!