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Painted Lady Butterfly

About this design:

A brass necklace just seemed a good fit with one of these painted "patina" butterfly pieces. Added tiny Czech glass beads and a large faceted lavender crystal.

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Brass butterfly, acrylic paint, brass findings, faceted crystal and Czech glass beads.

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    olive penguin says:

    Beautiful! I love how you treated the butterfly and how you used the glass and crystal beads. Especially the glass beads on only one side of the chain. I love this necklace!

  2. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Another fabulous piece of work, Lynda. The patina on the butterfly is excellent and it really complements the beads or the beads really complement the butterfly. Either way they are great together! :D

  3. Shelly m
    Shelly m says:

    i would so wear this!! lovely

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    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    Love this!

  5. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Thank you for your compliments about this necklace. I amazed at how a tiny bit of paint can make these inexpensive base metal pieces one of a kind treasures.

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