Cairns Birdwing Butterfly
Inspired by the Cairns Birdwing Butterfly, latin name Ornithoptera primus, this hanging was cut from yellow and emerald green stained glass, then hand-painted and fired to an enamel finish. Care was taken to replicate the butterfly's wing patterns as faithfully as possible, including the light veining of the upper and lower wings.
Two discreet copper loops are attached to the top of the wings and then connected by a thin copper chain for hanging.
Measurements (not including chain)
Handmade by ABJ Glassworks in Philadelphia using stained glass, silver-alloy solder and eco-friendly techniques.