Friday, June 29, 2012

The Butterfly Conservatory

A long while back I picked up a rather hideous jewelry box. It was ugly, but it had a load of potential and I knew exactly what I wanted to make. It's taken at least four years of starting and stopping, but I've finally finished it.

Here it is...
The outside has been covered in sewing pattern paper and hand painted with butterflies, moths and ladybugs...

Now the inside...


A butterfly conservatory! I'm rather smitten with this piece and it won't go up for sale for a while so that it's available for a few shows first.

Yay butterflies!

12 comments:

  1. Really wonderful! Was fun to wonder and wait to see what is inside. Worth the wait!

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  2. Okay I am sending all my ugly things to you to make gorgious! Love it! Next time take a before of the atroscious object so everyone can see how tallented and fabulous your transformations are.

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  3. So sweet! It's very magickal! :0)

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  4. OOh...very sweet indeed!!

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  5. This is Magicial. I love butterflies and this is a real nice way of displaying the secret within.

    ooooooh very sweet!

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  6. This is beautiful! I thought I loved the top the most, until I saw the inside...now I'm just confused - brilliant!!!

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  7. Oh my goodness! How did I miss this?? What a lovely piece. You always add such thoughtful details. I especially adore the way you used the lace.

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  8. Amazing, stunning.......absolutely beautiful. This "Butterfly Conservatory" is an awesome project. Thank you for sharing your art and in the process for inspiring me.

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  9. I was drawn is by the image of the jewelry box and what you had done with it.I thought it was quite good. But i was flabbergasted when i saw the inside. It is simply amazing. I have no words to describe the beauty of the butterfly conservatory you have created. What price are you selling this for? I do not think i will be able to afford such a piece but you have provided me an inspiration and an idea to come up with my own. I will let you know whatever i manage to come up with. One thing is sure. It would not be half as good as this one! No wonder it took you four years to complete it. Amazing!

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