Oh, how I love the dramatic teardrop design of these real butterfly earrings. Their long slender forms boast a beautiful orange that is finely detailed with a soft black design. This wonderful butterfly can be found from Southern Texas all the way down into Brazil. Its species name is Dryas Julia though it is better known as the "Julia Butterfly". With a gentle touch I have encased these butterfly wings in several layers of hand painted resin by following their flowing form to create a very natural appeal. The resin that I use is clear so what you see are the natural colors of the butterfly. This resin does transmute the colors slightly as it turns the wings semi-transparent giving them an appearance very much like stained glass. Remarkably light weight and easy to wear, each of the wings measure approximately 1 5/8 inches in length and are suspended by hypo-allergenic earwire. Naturally slender and supple in design, these real butterfly earrings have a sophisticated dignity about them.