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Butterfly with Curled Antenna

About this design:

Whilst cleaning up a bunch of copper scraps I came across an interesting shape I had tossed in with the scraps. It needed some beads to see if it was worth saving. When I finished wiring in the beads it reminded me of a butterfly, a weirdly shaped butterfly with a curled antenna. It is different.


16ga and 24ga copper wire, blue crazy lace agate, copper beads, copper chain, handmade copper clasp

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  1. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    LRC – It does look like a butterfly. So cute. The copper and the blue are so pretty together. Verrry Interesting.

  2. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    I agree, the blue contrasts so beautifully with the copper. I really like the idea of creating animals with the wire–so many possibilities! :)

  3. Beady Little Eyes
    Beady Little Eyes says:

    Just noticed your clasp. Very nice.

  4. Robin nursechick
    Robin nursechick says:

    It’s a side view of a butterfly- beautiful wiring, LRC. I love that blue crazy lace- all of those crazy lace colors are beautiful !

  5. Beauty Sought Khristin
    Beauty Sought Khristin says:

    I love this! Freeform wire work is my favorite. This turned out so great! Isn’t it wonderful when you find stuff in your scrap pile? Copper and blue is among my favorite combinations and this is so pretty.

  6. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Thanks for the compliments everyone. It’s nice to know my butterfly is recognizable. :)

  7. kye
    kye says:

    Blue and copper is such a winning combination. That’s really neat that you saw promise in the scrap pile and came up with a fantastic focal. Great clasp too!

  8. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    LRC, your butterfly is is gorgeous! Hard to imagine findning it in your scrap pile. So glad that you saved it from the pile and created an outstanding focal.

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    MH says:

    Cool wire shaping!!

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