Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Jeweled Wings

At last!


The wings for the butterfly "brooch"on my Breakfast at Tiffany's piece are finally beaded and cut out...

I'm pretty pleased with how they turned out. The only thing I wish I could change is the outline color. I wish the grey were a few shades lighter. I haven't put it on the block yet...and I'm a bit concerned that the outline may be too stark.

Nothing to be done now, my friends, for I am not re-beading those four wings.

It would...all on its own though...make an absolutely beautiful brooch.

Next up is figuring out the antennae, eyes, thorax and abdomen, then attaching it all to the block. And for those wondering the size, the butterfly with both sets of wings is 2.25" tall...sorry I keep forgetting to put something in the photos that help you to appreciate the scale. Next time.

Thanks for checking on my progress...and have a beautiful day wherever you are.

44 comments:

Maureen said...

PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Exquisite

shawkl said...

I think they are gorgeous! Wowza!! If the edges are too dark...you could always paint the edge...and perhaps add some fairy dust glitter to the edge? Just a thought.
Can't wait to see how they look on the block...makes me all tingly just anticipating how gorgeous this project will be when completed!
Kathy

Cynthia Nicole said...

You're amazing! This is so beautiful.

Cari said...

OHHHH MYYYYYY GOSHHHHHHHH.....

I can hear Etta James .... at last.....

Beautiful, just beautiful. Stunning and awesome. Words escape me. Thanks so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

The wings are beautiful! It would indeed make a lovely brooch.
Katherine M.

Carol said...

HOLY COW!!

Linda H said...

OMG, it is stunning! Exquisite! So very beautiful! Susan you never cease to amaze...

flower friend said...

Well, what can I say. It gets better each time I see this project. Such exquisite work Susan.
Kim

Anonymous said...

Just gorgeous, you can almost see the wings flutter!
SusieW

Saturday Sequins said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I'm so impressed.

I could see several of those butterflies on an elegant satin evening gown. It would be quite a project, but absolutely stunning. :)

Charlene said...

You...are...AMAZING!!!!!!!

Absolutely breath taking! Thanks for sharing with all of us!!

Charlene

FlowerLady said...

Beautiful! Your work is something else, and to think of how tiny this piece is really, this is such delicate, lovely work. I think you did a beautiful job. Amazing!

FlowerLady

Nouli said...

Είσαι χρυσοχέρα!!
You have golden fingers!!

Vicki W said...

It's incredible!!

Lorraine@creativedaily said...

Stunning and quite an accomplishment I'd say! I like Kathy's suggestion of a dusting of glitter on the edges.

MosaicMagpie said...

Beautiful!!! Would make any common butterfly, green with envy!
Deb

gracie said...

Magnificent! It would indeed be a beautiful brooch.

Wendy said...

I am glad there are people in this World who have the
patience
talent
imagination
time
inclination
beautiful soul
to make such absolutely GORGEOUS items!
Beauty needs no excuse; it just *is*. And it is up to each of us to stop, enjoy and appreciate it.
Thank you Susan for bringing Beauty into my day!
=-)

Cyn said...

Beautiful!

Cynthia

P.S.
If the outside looks too stark when placed on the block, do you have room to overlay the outer stitching/edging with another thread? If not, it will look beautiful just the way it is! :-)

Florentyna said...

Jest sliczny!!! Ja tez robie motyle haftowane ale moje sa skromniejsze
pozdrawiam

Gerry Krueger said...

Tiffanys would hire you in a minute and the outline is just perfect... Trust me.... I may be imperfect but I'm never wrong!!! Hugs Ger.

Elmsley Rose said...

Oh My!

Metallic thread wound on wire for the antennae and legs?

Shirlee Fassell said...

There fabulous "Sophie Grace" !!!!!

Ingrid Mida said...

OMG it is utterly breathtaking. In fact when the photo came up I gasped. Bravo Susan it is beautiful.

Miriam said...

Stunning, Susan.

Your skill with fabric, thread and beads is breath taking!

Congratulations on your beautiful creation!

Sheila said...

Oh Susan,

This is absolutely beautiful! Don't worry about the outer gray line. Look at it this way - it does a pretty job of defining the wings. I suspect once it's placed on the block with all the other elements, you may not even see it. And if it still bothers you once it's on the block, two more small areas using the same gray thread in a triangular composition will make it look more purposeful as well as leading your eye to flow through the whole piece. *maybe* ;)

*Sigh*. It's so lovely. Great job, lady!

Wendy said...

Stunningly exquisite! Wow is all I can say while looking at this stunning butterfly! The detail is amazing....your work is amazingly beautiful! Well done on an awesome piece of bling! I can hardly wait to see it on the block with all the other beautiful elements that you have put onto this block....truly an heirloom in the making.....

Megan, Rudy's mom said...

That is the coolest thing I have ever seen on a blog! That truly inspires me!

pamelaric said...

I realize my monitor may not be showing true to life color but I really think the dark gray is perfect. It defines the edges of the butterfly and I think it looks like old silver. Truly amazing work! Please, please....NO GLITTER! It would take away from the perfect design of the crystals in the wings. Glitter also has a way of finding itself all over everything and you certainly do not want that. Simple, not overly glitzy. This is perfect glitzy. This is Tiffany! Elegant but full of "diamonds". I cannot wait to see the finished piece. I don't know how you make one perfect piece after another. Have you thought of submitting it to Winterthur? Pamela (Tucson, AZ)

coral-seas said...

Absolutely STUNNING!

I think the edge is perfection and defines the edges of the wings beautifully. It also shows off the pink in the diamonds.

Shirley Deatcher said...

Oh my gosh ! That butterfly is stunning ! Thanks for giving so much inspiration !

Marjolein said...

Only one word: WOW!!!

Anonymous said...

WOW! again you amaze! Jane in MO

Rachel said...

Fabulous! As you say, it would make a great brooch by itself!

Amanda said...

BEAUTIFUL..I love seeing your works.

Moonsilk Stitches said...

Well, everyone else has already said it but, wow! those wings are gorgeous. I'm really enjoying reading about your progress on this piece. Thanks!

Evelyn and Lise said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!! Your patience paid off. You inspire us all with your gorgeous work. Lise

Mary Ann said...

Absolutely gorgeous:)

myartfullychaoticlife said...

Oh Wow, this is sooo stunning! I know the butterfly took you quite awhile to make and you think the grey outline may be a little too dark but it is gorgeous! All of your hard work and patience really paid off. Thank you so much for sharing!

JoWynn Johns said...

Breathtaking. I know that word has already been used, but it's what first came to my mind.

Marty52 said...

Oh, my stars and garters, child, you have outdone yourself!

laura z. said...

fantabulous!! just amazing...

Wendy said...

Wow you've done an amazing job! Absolutely stunning.

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