Little Yellow Orange Tip
These sweet little butterfly wing earrings are really quite adorable. The bright colors of yellow and orange are exquisitely defined by a hushed black that outlines their edges. This charming species name is Ixias Pyrene but it is commonly referred to as a "Little Yellow Orange Tip". It is a member of the Pieridae family which can be found natively in India. With a soft touch I have encased these butterfly wings in several layers of hand painted resin by following their gentle 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. Impressingly light weight and easy to wear, each of the wings measure approximately 1 1/8 inches in length and are suspended by hypo-allergenic earwire. Delightful to the eye, these certainly are the little darlings of my collection.