Monday, June 25, 2012


It is said that the monarch is a symbol of hope and that the butterfly represents the soul as it changes and transforms. I chose to create this piece for a friend who, at her father's funeral, saw a butterfly flying over his grave as they lowered the casket. 

Last summer I created a couple of wire-wrapped butterflies, but this one was reworked to form a more elegant and refined piece. The silhouette is different with a stronger upward angle to the top wings. The armatures fit together as a trio instead of a quad, so it is also more structurally sound. 

The tissue wings were hand painted, dusted with copper and gold macro pigments, and sealed. Onyx and citrine accent the pendant and chain.


Anonymous said...

Completely Stunning!

Envydesignsjewelry said...

You Rock Alicia! That is so beautiful. What a heartwarming story too!

Sylvia White said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Alicia Dabney said...

Thank you so much, everyone!