|can you believe it, this is the "spare" or extra!|
|the whole kit and caboodle - 2 pendants, crystals and lovely pewter (?) clasp|
It must be some serious work to carefully preserve butterfly wings (yes, they are real wings) between glass and then solder... they are so fragile in real life you know? One wrong move and you have butterfly wing fragments, which can't be as pretty as the whole thing.
The wings are hard to photograph properly... you loose alot of the color ( deep blues and purples on one side) and the iridescence of the wings. I wonder what type of butterfly she sent? what ever they are they are gorgeous!!
She also sent me matching crystals and a lovely toggle ..... I have a few ideas floating around my head, and I'm hoping I will get a chance to work something up this weekend, or at least play with a couple of the ideas in my head... but you won't get to see it until the reveal day, when all the participants will publish a blog showing the creations. Reveal day is March 30th, so if my first couple of ideas do not work like I think they will.. I can try try try again, at least until March 29th!
My girls weekend went smashingly!!! I'll be posting some blogs soon sharing some of the fun stuff we made -- and when I came home I had my first show acceptance in the mail! woot! the Summer is starting to come together!!
|The main pendant , from one side.......|
|and the other. Incredible! mother nature is the best of artists!|