"Minuette" - Butterfly Brooch for June

Concerto - 6
"Minuette" - Butterfly Brooch for June
USD
$225.00

June brings the start of summer, with hot weather and storms and rainbows. This brooch titled "Minuette" captures the heat and color of the start of the season. I experimented with new folds and classic coloration techniques. A single square sheet of fine silver is put through a series of overlapping accordion folds, then bent back on itself to make two distinct wings, front and back. The front wing sticks outward up to a quarter inch on the right edge, giving a great 3D effect. 
The iridescent effect is made by treating the silver with sulfur and heat, which brings out a rainbow of color from yellow to maroon to blue and purple. It is then given a light coat of wax to seal in the color. 
The pin back is solidly fuzed to the back, vertically down the back wing. 

This brooch is just over 2 inches high, and 1.5 inches wide. It is formed from approximately 5 grams of .999 fine silver, kiln fired, and highly polished; then treated for color and given a coating of wax for protection. 

Like every butterfly in the Concerto series, this comes with exclusive packaging, and a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist. It is a unique design that will never be made again.