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Butterfly Metamorphosis
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Published: September 7, 2008
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They are pierced silver butterfly wings, worn as a double ring.
Image size
2816x2112px 1.54 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon PowerShot A540
Shutter Speed
1/20 second
Aperture
F/2.6
Focal Length
6 mm
Date Taken
Jul 19, 2008, 12:59:37 AM
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SteamPig's avatar
SteamPig|Professional Artisan Crafter
brilliant :)
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KireiChokoreto's avatar
You are VERY talented.
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Tofubunnny's avatar
Aw thanks!
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ashenXnight|Professional General Artist
I love the butterfly =O So intricate. Did you do the wings as separate plates first and then solder them together?
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Tofubunnny's avatar
yep I wanted to stay true to the way butterfly winds are connected to the body so the wings are two pieces soldered together
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ashenXnight|Professional General Artist
Awesome, you did great on the piercing, so nice and clean XD which reminds me... I need to go buy some saw blades
:fish:
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Beka101's avatar
i know i've said it a thousand times but this is beautiful. .:D
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Tofubunnny's avatar
well ^^ thank you for each of the thousand times!
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Beka101's avatar
you're welcome, i would of so bought this as a birthday present for my yfriends sister because her 16th was valentines day and it was butterfly themed but we got her a camera for her birthday because she's doing photography at school
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AGirlontheInternet|Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's beautiful, but it looks so insanely delicate! Is it a purely decorative piece, or does it stand up to being worn very well?
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Tofubunnny's avatar
Well, I wore it while typing on the computer...but I haven't really worn it anywhere else.

I would imagine that it should hold up pretty well if my craftsmanship is up to standards.
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AGirlontheInternet|Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's absolutely gorgeous regardless, I'm totally jealous of your jewelry-making ability. ;)
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Cojaro's avatar
The rings look cast, but how did you make the butterfly (particularly the wings)?
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Tofubunnny's avatar
The rings were actually carved (with small files) and the wings were silver sheet metal 22 gauge, which I pierced and sawed out...with really tiny saw blades. The wings are four separate pieces since I was trying to remain faithful to how real butterfly wings were structured. I soldered them together and then onto the body hinge.
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transientday's avatar
Wow! That's beautiful!
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Tofubunnny's avatar
Thanks! ^^
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