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Butterfly Season

About this design:

So you can see in the last picture I needed to "clean off" my worktable, and start designing again. Silly Brownie!

A friend of mine works at the butterfly house at the local arboretum, and it gave me an idea to do some wire butterflies. I kinda drew one, then did some searching for ideas on Etsy. The orange/black one was my first try, I made it into a pin. It may not make the cut. The teal/green/antique bronze one is also a pin. The pink/purple/copper one is a work in progress. The bottom loop was bigger than I intended, but I still like it. Since my friend wears pins, it will be one as well, I just don't know where to wire the pin back to this one yet. Need to find that balance point.


16g artistic & parawire (LB) Swarovski crystals

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  1. Asia
    Asia says:

    So cute Cindy, both your helper and the butterflies :D

  2. DayLily aka Del
    DayLily aka Del says:

    Sweet butterflies.

  3. A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy says:

    I think these are great! Very cute pieces to add a little oomph to an outfit.

  4. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    What wonderful wire wrapping, Cindy! They are all so sweet, especially that helper of yours :)

  5. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    I’m sure your butterfly friend is thrilled with these beauties! Great wire wrapping and a clean worktable as a bonus!

  6. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    These are all fabulous, Cindy – - but I think your helper is looking for some serious attention !

  7. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Cute! Both the butterflies and your helper!

  8. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I like them all, and your helperr is adorable!

  9. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    What a unique depiction of a butterfly. So creative.

  10. Chicky Zee aka Alice
    Chicky Zee aka Alice says:

    These are adorable!

  11. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Cats are so helpful….not! :D

    Love the butterflies especially the one with the open areas and bicones. :)

  12. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Thank you all! Yes, Brownie especially loves it when I play with wire. She sees the end of it flapping around and her eyes get all big..!

    This wire “sculpture” stuff is pretty cool. I am constantly doodling things that I can draw with a single line. How can I get ears…legs…wings..!

  13. JC Hamm
    JC Hamm says:

    Very sweet. I love your kitty, she seems very content. It is fun creating with wire. I really enjoy it as well. I would love to try to make ferries. You could make pins from them as well.

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