This one of a kind leather butterfly barrette was handcrafted using top quality materials. Premium tooling leather was cut, carved, dyed and painted before being sealed with a protective top coat. The colors include a range of opaque and iridescent blues, accented with shimmering tones of green, rose and purple. My photography skills do not do justice to these vibrant hues – it is far prettier than pictured!
The butterfly’s body is comprised of two gorgeous green beetle wings, set in a hand beaded bezel with wirework accents. The beetle wings feature a beautiful shimmering emerald tone with blue highlights, and they almost look metallic. Because this is a pair of wings glued together, there is a small seam to one side, but it blends nicely and is not noticeable unless you’re looking closely for it.
This piece fastens with a handmade wooden stick, made of curly maple and dyed to a stunning deep purple tone. the stick measures about 6.75″ long, and the holes are spaced at about 3.5″ apart. The exterior measurements of the butterfly are about 3.75″ high x 5.25″ wide. This is a large, bold piece.