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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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setmyfriendsonfire27 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
Cool ^_^
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Xerces Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
cheers, hun!
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Kechake Featured By Owner 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:
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Xerces Featured By Owner 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:
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bodaszilvia Featured By Owner 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:
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Xerces Featured By Owner 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
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bodaszilvia Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
that would be great! :iconveryexcitedplz:
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Xerces Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'll see what I can do!
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DemonMathiel Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010   Photographer
nice:D
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Xerces Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, hun!
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monocot Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010
they do look 3 D. Keep up the awesome WOrk.
I always Love Looking at your latest Art!
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Xerces Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! I will try my best
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Icemaya Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
So adorable and it really makes me think of the summers spent at one of the family cabins and just wandering in the surrounding forest, exploring and just enjoying the nature.
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Xerces Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Those days sound wonderful! Very glad you like it :)
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leggsXisXawsome Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
amazing detail!
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Xerces Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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Sanctria Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
Gorgeous piece!
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Xerces Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks so much =D
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Sanctria Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
:meow: you're welcome!
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KakashiMorph Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
Oooh green bottles! :3 *her inner Earth sign squeals*
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Xerces Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
:giggle: thanks, hun!
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kingmancheng Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Second that on the summer. :(

And that looks incredibly fiddly, good job! :O
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Xerces Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, hun! I hope that summer lasts a bit longer next year :lol:
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kingmancheng Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Professional Filmographer
You and me both! :crying:
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NoNickNam3 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
So poetic :)
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Xerces Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
thank you!
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hexentanz Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Pure awesome!
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Xerces Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Cheers, hun! Perhaps I should make some with tiny frogs on too! ;-)
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hexentanz Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Ohhhhhh that would be awesome! :clap:
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Xerces Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'll see what i can do!
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Slayer-1412 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Student General Artist
That looks lovely :aww:
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Xerces Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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