Butterfly hairpin

A delicate butterfly hairpin
  • butterfly hairpin brass
  • butterfly hairpin brass
  • butterfly hairpin brass
  • butterfly hairpin brass

2014
Brass

Butterfly: 43 x 30 mm
Pin length: 45 mm


I wanted this hairpin to look like a real butterfly (in shape, not colour). Therefore I started from a photo of a monarch butterfly and drew a design keeping as much of the wing detail as I am willing to pierce out. The end result is a beautiful, delicate and realistic looking butterfly.

The design was pierced from 0.7 mm thick brass plate and soldered onto a pin made from 0.8 x 2.2 mm rectangular wire. The wings were bent very slightly.


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