Butterfly Duo – inspired by our time of ‘safer at home’ during the COVID pandemic.
Part one of this duo, ‘Rebirth (caged butterfly)’ is a tab-set, hand-pierced ‘cage’ based on an emerald cutting pattern, in over-fired white enamel to force the dark turquoise edge color. The butterfly features an altered antique image, hand drawn lines, antique China paints, and a sugar fire finish. The chain is hand-forged and riveted copper links.
The companion piece, titled ‘Re-emergence (free butterfly)’ is a hand-pierced brightly finished copper ‘cage’ based on an oval gem cutting pattern, riveted and soldered, with an enameled butterfly riveted on a pedestal to elicit the feeling of emergence, of standing on the edge of a door ready to spring forth in freedom. The butterfly is hand-pierced copper, with an altered antique image, hand drawn lines, antique China paints, and reflective beads. This pendant has a movable bale and features a hand-patinaed sterling silver chain.