September 15, 2011
This week Margie, a visitor of the Calusa Nature Center, purchased a commemorative butterfly for a friend that died of cancer recently. She said that she had wanted to do something for her friend but nothing had felt right until she discovered the butterflies.
I created a 5 inch butterfly using mostly pink stained glass with some yellow, blue and white accents...her friend's favorite colors. The name "Lyndell" was added to the wing to identify the commemorative butterfly.
There is plenty of shimmering opalescent glass and blue mirror in there to catch the light and the head of the butterfly is made from a dichroic glass cabochon.
I'll be adding it to the wall soon.
Commemorative butterflies purchased through the Buy-a-Butterfly Program also receive their own page on this blog. Here is Margie and Lyndell's page.
Interested in commemorating a loved with with a mosaic butterfly? Read more about the program here.