Thursday, May 31, 2007

Guess what this is made out of?

If you click on this and get a larger view, see if you can guess what this is made from. The faces are not hand done, but everything else is. I'll leave the answer in the comments.


Blogger Mary Poppins NOT said...

The colored sections are all made from butterfly wings. I got this at one of my favorite antique stores, in the country, in an old, beautiful barn.

May 31, 2007  
Anonymous ukok said...

Real butterfly wings? Oh my goodness, that's incredible (and a little gross!)

Fascinating though, absolutely fascinating, thanks for sharing with us, Renee.

May 31, 2007  
Blogger onionboy said...

Now, you didn't get this one at the thrift shop?


May 31, 2007  
Blogger erin said...

woah. that's pretty awesome.

hey, off-topic question...did april have the baby?

May 31, 2007  
Blogger The Woman said...

WOW! I never would have guessed! I was thinking tissue paper because of the gauziness!

June 01, 2007  
Blogger Alexa said...

So you saved it from the fire?

It's gorgeous too!

June 01, 2007  
Blogger Suzanne said...

Oh! I think that is so beautiful!
What an idea and look at it!
Amazing! What a find!

June 01, 2007  
Blogger Kitty said...

wow! That's unbelievable. I was going to guess paper.

Renee - quick unrelated question - do you have in your family someone associated with TAN publishing? My husband is at the trade conference this week and had dinner with someone from there who mentioned his brother-in-law's barn burning down last week and insurance problems. We just wondered if it was the same barn you talking about in a recent post.

June 01, 2007  
Blogger Mary Poppins NOT said...

Yes, Kitty, that was my other brother. I am going to that trade show today, so maybe I'll look up Ian while I'm there!

June 01, 2007  
Blogger Mimi said...

Wow! now that you mention it, I can see the butterfly wings upon close inspection. Absolutely gorgeous.

And, I'm smiling at the small worldliness of blogging! Isn't that awesome?

June 01, 2007  
Anonymous aileen said...

my first guess was mother of pearl b/c of the multi-colored/shiny aspect of it...but, butterfly wings! that's amazing! not cicada wings, huh? ;)

June 01, 2007  
Blogger Barb, sfo said...

Oh WOW, that is absolutely gorgeous!

June 02, 2007  

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