Originally created as a hinge making sample, my "Butterfly Necklaces", have developed into a body of production work. Each necklace is created individually. Three layers of pierced brass are sweat soldered together and then joined with a hand fabricated hinge. I began making multiples after learning that the butterfly is a common symbol associated with grief counseling and freedom. I became inspired to make a set of necklaces for a close friend and her mother who had recently lost their brother and son. In honor of Timothy Patrick Green, this collection has been officially titled "Never Forget T.P.G.", it is also known simply as "The Butterfly Collection".