The Art of Mary Capaldi

Firefly Glow in the Dark Enamel Pin

11 USD / In stock.
Fireflies rise during summer twilight like little sparks of fire in the grass. Their light can put a smile of wonder on faces young and old as they seek mates after sundown. Take this firefly as a symbol and be a light in the darkness with your kindness, hope, and bravery! Shine on, and let no one dull your unique beauty and brilliance!

This pin features a firefly or lightning bug based on the Photuris genus, native to North America. These insects are well-known for their flickering bioluminescent displays in late June and July (particularly in Pennsylvania, where the artist is from!)

During its charity period, this pin raised over $300 for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), an organization that defends individual rights and liberties in the United States. Thank you for helping with me!

Hard enamel pin with gold plating and rubber clutch. Specialty enamel on the abdomen glows in the dark. Approximately 25 mm.

Glow-in-the-dark enamel creates a subtle but beautiful effect with this pin, mimicking the color of real fireflies' glow. For best results, charge for several minutes under direct light, then observe the glow in near-darkness. The enamel texture may look slightly different when glowing; this is normal.