August Butterflies Medium 11 Inch Tall Beaded Multi-Color Victorian Ornament with 162 Swarvski Crystal Rhinestones
The colors of August mix with butterflies to create this brilliantly colored ornament. Inspired in part by day lilies in my own gardens shown in the last photo, colors of mauve mix with oranges and yellow golds with a touch of burgundy rose and yellow in this ornament. A medium sized matte mauve 2.5 inch diameter blown glass ornament is enhanced with 6 inch light gold and clear quality beaded fringe I call "Golden Rain", then topped with a shorter multi color fringe enhanced with orange butterfly beads and gold faceted teardrops which is then topped with a beautiful multi color trim and a metallic light gold scroll pattern trim. The ornament itself is decorated with approximately 162 Swarovski crystals including some Swarovski Fire Opal flame shaped rhinestones and a diamond shaped Paradise Shine 8mm Swarovski flat back on the back. It is further enhanced with two multi-color intricately embroidered butterfly appliques and two metallic gold leaves. I actually went back to this ornament after initially listing it and added another 50 crystals, mostly because I felt that the butterflies deserved a little added sparkle also so they got specialty Vitrail Medium Swarovski rhinestones added to them. Vitrail Medium is a very rare color in Swarovski rhinestones, but were just perfect for this piece because they are very multicolored in shades of green, fuchsia, gold and blue. They just make the butterflies vibrate with color.
The bouquet consists of high quality burnt orange small roses, fuchsia burgundy small flowers with golden centers, gold and mauve flowers, and sprays of the most delicate ever gold and orange autumn leaves. Each individual leaf on this leaf sprays is only about 2-3mm long and they create such a delicate look to the flora on this piece. Added accents of faceted orange acrylic wired sprays add a touch of sparkle to the bouquet as well. The bouquet is then topped with an array of over 7 coordinating sheer, wired sheer, satin, and metallic edged ribbons.
It's been awhile since I have made one these colors, but the mix is always awe inspiring to me. The day lilies bloomed like crazy this year as we finally had a year without hail, and the Monarch butterflies that flit through the gardens only add further inspiration. This was a fun one to make and a hard one to sell, but I nonetheless will always enjoy bringing my vision of colors and nature to inspire and brighten others. I'm sure you will enjoy this one. It is special.
Total height on this piece is 11 inches. It will make a statement wherever you display it and is so pretty, you will probably want to leave it up year around. This ornament will display beautifully on a large brass spiral ornament stand which we do have a few left, or you can purchase it in brass or matte gold at either Tripar on Amazon or at Fine Homes. You will want to stretch it just a bit by holding the base firmly and pulling on the top. You can also hang them from cup hooks screwed into something solid or hang them on your tree.
All my ornaments are one-of-a-kind and initialed BZ on the bottom by me as the creator. The more you look at them, they more you will find tiny details you missed before. They will be heirlooms to your collection of ornaments for years to come. It will come safely wrapped and in a free gift box with a matching ribbon.
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Your purchase will come in a free gift box tied with matching ribbons then put into a larger box for shipment. Shipping costs and upgrades based on weight to your zip code are available in your cart. Shipping will be by insured priority mail if shipped in the USA. If purchasing more than one, shipping will be automatically combined, and we will refund any overage over actual shipping costs, cost of packaging and reasonable handling. Thank you for stopping and shopping.