Friday, February 29, 2008

And the butterfly winner is...

... NOT ME! *giggle* But I knew I didn't stand a chance. My butterfly didn't do to badly in one category. It got quite a few votes there. My butterfly came out completely different than how I pictured it in my head and sketched it out on paper. To be completely honest with you, it's not nearly as pretty as I was hoping! I'm not thrilled with it, but I'm happy with it. I learned a few new skills while making it, so that is a huge plus.

I know a couple of you figured out which one is mine, even though I intentionally used a different background and different props than I normally do in my photographs. I guess some of you just know me too well! :o) But for the rest of you who didn't figure it out... here is my entry (on my normal background).

Fly Away Blues

I made it by carefully sawing out a butterfly from copper (which is the back that you cannot see), then even MORE carefully sawing out another one with the middle sections removed.

Then I had to saw the little parts that go in the middle. These were not easy. At all! Then soldering them all together... *shudder* I hate soldering copper. It's a chore. The color was added by filling in the spots with resin that I colored myself with... *drum roll* eyeshadow! Resin is really cool and it domes like that. I liked the domed look, so I left it instead of sanding it down flat to the level of the metal.

So there you have it. My loser little flutterbye! But I really like her anyway, so she is a winner in my book. *grin*


Heidi @ GGIP said...

It's pretty! I was wrong BTW. Guess I should have known by the copper.

I can't imagine "carefully sawing" this out!!!!!! I don't have the patience for sure!

The Rock Chick said...

Ohhhh, I think it's beautiful!!!

BTW, my mom saw the two necklaces I ordered from you and she asked me for your website address! YAY!

I think all your pieces rock!

Crystal said...

Thanks! :)

Anonymous said...

Crystal - I admit that I didn't know that was your entry. But I loved it the minute I saw it. I dare say that your flutterbye is anything but a loser.

I am so very impressed with it. I know that some of the entries were outstanding, but not as outside the box, outside the comfort zone as yours. That counts for a lot.