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Butterflies 14 of 16Second Charles Thomae matte enamel silver butterfly pin!Butterfly wings brooch kyratisation, part#2.
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    Posted 4 years ago

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    This poor guy had only one wing left :-(

    He is tall! 5.5cm x 5cm (2.1/16" x 2")

    935 silver, and the garnet set body and eyes add to his charming look.

    I filled the lacking wing area with nacreous Fimo paste, baked the brooch for 30 minutes at 110 celsius, then colored with watercolor pencils and nacreous eye shadows.
    Two layers of Pebeo glass clear (applied by drops with a tooth pick) then dried another 30 minutes in the oven at 60 celsius.

    All process took one hour and a half :-))

    My new "flutterby" is repaired, ready for the spring season !


    1. valentino97 valentino97, 4 years ago
      Thank you for showing the process more. How old do you think your item is? And, it seems it isn't damaged by putting it in the oven twice. Very inspiring!
    2. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Hi Valentino! I posted a pic of the catch, never encountered this kind. I think it is around 1915/1920.
      For baking it, I knew it was a risk, but 110 celsius is not very high. Damp is more dangerous for this kind of baubles!
      Thank you for your visit and interest in my kyratizations :-))
    3. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 4 years ago
      I wish I had your skill. Recently purchased a Trifari necklace, where the silver finish is peeling. Any idea on how to repair?
    4. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Hi Nuts! Post it so I can see what you call peeling. Not a specialist of costume finishes, and as mostly stones were glued or with paint back, they hate beeing damped. Have a google for Medallion Care - Liquid Silver.

      Thanks for your input!
    5. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Thanks all of you for your visit, loves and comments on my wounded "flutterby" (tribute to you, Manikin!)
    6. Bluboi Bluboi, 4 years ago
      What a totally fascinating project and process! Kyra, the results are terrific!
    7. Trey Trey, 4 years ago
      Great job:)
    8. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Thank you Bluboi, I tried to match the real butterfly wing effect, only turquoise bright sparkling eye shadow (bought for the purpose, I don't wear this...) did the thing, lol!

      Thank you Trey !
    9. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      Wow -- Your a MASTER !!!!! Great Work!! I am very impressed!!!!
    10. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Any idea, butterfly people, of what specy is this?
      Not the usual blue Morpho...

      Rose, thank you so much for your IMPRESSIVE COMMENT ;-D
    11. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Thank you Manikin for loving the "flutterby" ;-)
    12. katherinescollections katherinescollections, 4 years ago
      Which one is the end result, kyratango?
    13. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Hehe... This is part one, see next on part two post :-D

      Thank you Kath for stopping on my kyratisation posts!
    14. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Thank you Manikin :-)
    15. kyratango kyratango, 4 years ago
      Thanks Aura, and Wolcott!
    16. antiquerose antiquerose, 3 years ago
      I will say this again, and again -- your repairs are SIMPLY AMAZING!!

      ~ Pat yourself on the back, Well Done !!
    17. kyratango kyratango, 3 years ago
      Ooooohhh Rose! Your so kind comment makes me so glad! I must say, honestly, I'm rather proud of this one :-D

      Thank you!!!
    18. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 11 months ago
      is it a blue morpho?
    19. kyratango kyratango, 11 months ago
      Hi Ho2! Not an entomologist... But it doesn't seem to be the blue variety...
    20. kyratango kyratango, 11 months ago
      Rather looks like a banded Achilles Morpho, or similar :-)

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