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Talavera Ceramic Butterfly Pendant Necklace from Mexico, 'Talavera Butterfly'

Product ID: U53120


Talavera Ceramic Butterfly Pendant Necklace from Mexico, 'Talavera Butterfly'

5.0 (artist rating)

This item is available for pre-order and will ship within 2 to 8 weeks. Learn More

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Crafted of ceramic, a beautiful butterfly is hand-painted with black petal motifs in the style of Talavera handicrafts. Alonso Luis designs this accessory, which circles the neck with black leather cord. It closes with a clasp of sterling silver.

Made in Mexico

  • 925 sterling silver, ceramic, leather cord
  • Avoid contact with water
  • Toggle clasp
  • Hand-crafted item -- color, size and/or motif may vary slightly
  • High polish finish
  • Free Gift Wrap? Yes
  • Premium Gift Wrap? Yes
  • 14 grams
  • 0.49 oz
  • 42 cm L x 0.3 cm W
  • 16.5" L x 0.1" W
  • Pendant(s): 3.5 cm L x 5 cm W x 0.5 cm D
  • Pendant(s): 1.4" L x 2" W x 0.2" D
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Alonso Luis

Meet the Artist

Artfully crafted by Alonso Luis from Mexico.


Meet the Artist

Alonso Luis

Alonso Luis

5.0 (artist rating)

"Our work is completely carried out in the traditional way -- the way its been done here for hundreds of years."

Latest Update"I have been working with Novica for some years now, since 2000. "Since 1989, I've worked in the Talavera... Latest Update

"I have been working with Novica for some years now, since 2000.

"Since 1989, I've worked in the Talavera technique, which I learned from a young age. But I didn't stop there — I want each one of my ceramic designs to have meaning and history. Because of this, I worked hard to learn the most about it that I could in order to achieve beautiful and quality pieces.

"You have given me the opportunity to expand my creativity and talent, and this has been reflected in my sales. This makes me feel very proud and content. Your support has also meant a lot for each of the families who work with us.

"We continue working with the same technique yet have been able to give achieve a unique style that honors Puebla's traditional Talavera ceramics. This led us to make necessary changes in each one of our designs, but with better quality and more passion in the creative process.

"Our objective has always been to distribute our work across international borders, with that touch that characterizes us as a Mexican town. Thanks to our constant work, we have received many honorable mentions. We have expanded our collection to give you all kinds of options in bringing this beautiful tradition to every corner of your homes.

"We have been given the wonderful opportunity to create a line of jewelry with the essence of Talavera. These beautiful designs have opened doors and a new market for us.

" Quality is our primary focus. It embodies what we are, and we're tremendously proud to offer ceramics that are made entirely by skilled Mexican hands."

Original Artisan Story

"Hello, my name is Alonso Luis. I come from Puebla and create traditional majolica ceramics in the Talavera style. I began this work in 1989 because of the excitement I felt when crafting such ceramics – traditional, yet free of lead.

"Our work is completely carried out in the traditional way, the way its been done here for hundreds of years. The clay is acquired raw. It's a virgin material that comes directly from mines called barriales and hasn't undergone any kind of industrial alteration. We try to make a good selection from the best types of clay, since this is the first factor in the quality of our work.

"When clay of satisfactory quality has been selected, it is cleaned and prepared until a material of smooth plasticity is achieved. When it is easily malleable, it goes to the potter's wheel. The pieces are shaped, then dried – a very delicate process. Finally, they enter the kiln for the first time, at a temperature of 1050°C for 15 minutes. After this stage, the piece is known as 'bisque,' or 'greenware.'

"For the next step, we permit the piece to cool thoroughly, then submerge it in the glaze. It is then sent to be decorated, and our artisans draw exclusive motifs freehand on the bisque. Colors are applied, and the piece is fired once more to achieve a glassy finish.

"I'm a person concerned about the environment – its conservation and its rescue. This is reflected in our ceramics, as everything we make is lead-free.

Another characteristic of my work is that my ceramics can be used in the microwave oven. However they are not designed for use at high temperatures, therefore they should never be used on the stove or in a conventional oven.

"Our ceramics are resistant and we have a wide variety of designs. All of them bear two fundamental characteristics – originality and the tradition known as Talavera from Puebla."

Talavera is a distinctive art form brought to Mexico by artisans from Talavera de la Reina, Spain, already influenced by Moorish designs. The artisans of Puebla then incorporated Chinese designs, thus creating the blue and oyster-white patterns traditionally associated with Talavera. Today one may appreciate contemporary designs that include yellow, green, and red.

National and international conventions require that a rigorous procedure be followed in the elaboration of authentic Talavera products. A trademark is the fact that each individual item will be slightly different.

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BUST 35 - 36 37 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 44 46 - 48
WAIST 27 - 28 29 - 30 31 - 33 34 - 36 38 - 40
HIPS 37 - 38 39 - 40 42 - 43 45 - 46 49 - 50
CHEST 36 - 38 39 - 41 42 - 44 46 - 48 50 - 52
WAIST 30 - 32 32 - 34 35 - 37 38 - 41 43 - 45
NECK 14 - 14.5 15 - 15.5 16 - 16.5 17 - 17.5 18 - 18.5
SLEEVE 32.5 33.5 34.5 35.5 36.5

Take your measurements with the tape measure over your under garments. If your measurements fall between sizes you may prefer the next larger size. Inseam, skirt and dress lengths vary by style and will be listed in the item description. Our sweaters are knit in standard American sizes, however actual measurements vary by style.


Measure around the fullest part of chest under the arms and over the shoulder blades keeping the tape measure level.


Measure around the smallest part of the waist keeping the tape measure comfortably loose. Most garments use the low waist measurement noted below.


Measure around the body approximately 1.5" below the natural waist (above). This is the area where most pants and skirts actually fit.


Standing with your heels together, measure around the fullest part of the body approx 7"-8" below the waist.


Measure around the base of the neck keeping the tape measure comfortably loose.


Bend elbow slightly and starting at the center back of the neck, measure across the shoulder, to the elbow and down to the wrist.


Our standard inseam length for women is 32" and 34" for men; however inseam measurements will vary slightly by style.


Belts with buckles are measured in inches that correspond to a waist size however, most people do not wear belts on the waist, they wear them closer to the hips. A buckle belt measurement is take from the end of the "pin" of the buckle to the middle hole on the belt. Generally there are 5 holes for size adjustment, with a 1" space between each, so the middle hole will the be average size of the belt.

For at tie belt (no buckle) measure the belt portion end to end and half of the tie portion. This again is the medium size of the belt.

For a soft fabric tie belt it can be called "1 size fits most" and the entire length of the belt should be measured and listed.

See buckle/tie belt size standards below.

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inches 26 - 30 28 - 32 31 - 35 34 - 38 38 - 42
cm 76 - 86 81.5 - 91.5 86.5 - 96.5 91.5 - 101.5 96.5 - 106.5

+/- tolerance: 0.5 inches or 1.25 cm

inches 30 - 34 32 - 36 35 - 39 39 - 43 43 - 47
cm 81.5 - 91.5 86.5 - 96.5 91.5 - 101.5 96.5 - 106.5 109 - 119

+/- tolerance: 0.5 inches or 1.25 cm

Sash tie length

Lay sash/tie out flat away from the garment and measure from end to end.

Belt with buckle

Measure from the end of the pin of the buckle (where it touches the buckle) to the middle hole.

Belt without buckle

Measure from the belt portion end to end and half of the tie portion. This is will give you the medium size of the belt.

Download our printable ring sizing chart to find the perfect fit!


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