Aug. 22nd, 2012

[identity profile] keaalu.livejournal.com
Malachite butterfly (Click to enlarge) I made this a few days ago, for my Mum's birthday. It's supposed to be a charm for a handbag (or something like it) hence the little lobster clasp on the top. It's based on the malachite butterfly, which is one of my favourites - technically, the brown and green is the pattern on the underside of the wing, the top is a rather more dramatic black and bright green, but I prefer the underwing colours.

When you pick it up, the wings fold up like on an actual butterfly, which Mum seems to like but wasn't intentional. XD I spent ages charting the pattern for this, and of course, the fact it's not "traditional" beadwork like peyote means the pattern didn't come out like I'd charted. Drat.

(First post; hope this is all ok, haha. I apologise that the photograph isn’t brilliant, I'm still learning how to take better ones.)

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