Old World Swallowtail Butterfly
Inspired by the Old World Swallowtail Butterfly, this hanging was cut from yellow stained glass, then hand-painted and fired to an enamel finish. This is by far the most intricate butterfly I have recreated in glass. Care was taken to replicate the butterfly's wing patterns as faithfully as possible, including the veining of the wings and the coloring of the lower wings.
Two discreet copper loops are attached to the top of the wings and then connected by a copper chain for hanging.
Each butterfly, like those in nature, is completely unique.
Measurements (not including chain)
Handmade by ABJ Glassworks in Philadelphia using stained glass, silver-alloy solder and eco-friendly techniques.