July 10, 2013

Butterfly Wings...

 I thought I'd share a vintage trinket with you today. It's something I've had for a long
time. I know that it's probably somewhere around fifty years old because I've seen
it for as long as I can remember. This pendant is reversible and I love both images.
 One side looks like a moonlit beach scene and the other is a pine tree at night.
I like that it reminds me of where I grew up, as well as where we live now.
The most unique thing about this pendant is that the beautiful color sandwiched
between the trees is part of a butterfly wing. I've always been fascinated by its
iridescent and slightly ethereal quality. It was years before I knew what it was.
 I  usually only take it out occasionally to admire how pretty it is, but I so wish 
that I could wear this on a chain. Sadly, the bale on the top of the pendant is so
 fragile that I fear it would break and I'd lose it. Perhaps I'll try to shine up the metal
 and use it as an embellishment in the studio. For now, I'm going to leave it pinned
 like this to one of my favorite little silver pincushions. It know will be safe there.

If you're interested in looking at more contemporary butterfly wing jewelry,
you can click on this link. Each piece is more pretty than the last. Just so you
know, most of the artists that make these pieces, use wings from butterflies that
have expired naturally. No butterflies are harmed to produce these stunning pieces.
I like that.
DonnaAcornSignature

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Beedeebabee said...

It's a beautiful little charm, and I think it looks just perfect right where you have it now, on that pretty pincushion! xo

nancarts said...

I have always loved the things made with butterfly wings. My grandmother had a tray that used them and I was intrigued with the use of them..it was so beautiful!
You could probably have a jeweler fix the bale so you could wear it if you so desired.

Enjoy..it is lovely.

Createology said...

I just got entranced because I clicked your link and got lost in all of the beautiful butterfly wings jewelry. Butterflies are the bearers of 10,000 happinesses...so I have been told. I actually have 2 butterflies on my car hand painted by a pinstripe artist. If I ever (but I won't) got a tattoo it would be a butterfly. Your pendant is quite the treasure and yes...keep it where you can enjoy it dear!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Love the pincushion and your little charm is equally sweet!

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