With their rich patterns, earthy browns, hints of red and amber overtones these real butterfly earrings are quite the little charmers. This butterfly comes from the Nymphalidae family with the Latin name of Vanessa Cardui but it is famously known as the "Painted Lady". Celebrated for its beauty throughout the world, the Painted Lady can be found on every continent except South America and Antarctica. With a gentle touch I have encased these butterfly wings in several layers of hand painted resin by following their tender 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. Wonderfully 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. Though these are among the smaller of the earrings that I create, their subtle beauty and wonderful details speak volumes.