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October 6, 2010
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Woodland butterfly vial by Xerces Woodland butterfly vial by Xerces
I've been ridiculously incredibly stupidly busy recently. Work has been a series of days made of arduous. I barely get a moment to myself, these days!
But, in the small amount of free-time I've had, I've been getting jewellery made and photos taken of them all.
But firstly, please do not credit me with making the butterfly wings! Alas, I am not that awesome with the fimo, yet!

I've missed summer so much. We've barely had one in the UK for the past couple of years. Thankfully, this year was not such a washout, and we got to enjoy some warmth and sunshine. And there were so many butterflies about. I've forgotten how cute they are!
Since we don't seem to have great summers, I decided to make a vial inspired by meadow walks. Of course, I have the obligatory reindeer moss, but something more was needed. I took a look through some of my jewellery bits and pieces to find some fimo sticks for nail art I bought ages ago and never used. The nail art included some butterflies, so I decided to make them a little more 3D and added them to small pieces of twig inside glass vials.
The result is this! It was so hard to get all the stuff inside the vial, but I managed it in the end.
It seems due to the poor lighting of the UK that the graininess in these pics makes the vials look dirty. They got polished just before I took the shots :noes:
Once I work out how to add antennae and legs to these babies, they shall look a little bit better!

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Xerces Oct 10, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
cheers, hun!
Kechake Oct 8, 2010  Professional Photographer
awwww it's so cute. i even like the dirty look, reminds me of the warm soil in summer. super adorable :heart:
Xerces Oct 14, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much, hun! Perhaps it would be good with a tiny bit of fake soil in there too =D Very glad you like it :hug:
bodaszilvia Oct 8, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
:wow: that's really awsome!!
It's be great if you'd make one with a night-ish theme too.. maybe with a luna moth :drool:
Xerces Oct 8, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much!
I just took a look at a Luna moth online- they are so pretty! I'll see what I can do about a night version :D
bodaszilvia Oct 9, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
that would be great! :iconveryexcitedplz:
Xerces Oct 17, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'll see what I can do!
DemonMathiel Oct 7, 2010   Photographer
Xerces Oct 7, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, hun!
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