Butterfly Gardens Gifts
Butterflies are iconic and symbolic. These amazing transformational
insects represent a special meaning to a lot of people.
Butterflies and butterfly designs on t-shirts, hats, mugs,
tote bags, sneakers, magnets, stickers, aprons, mouse pads,
speakers, and more.
Butterfly Art and Butterfly Frames
Butterfly Art and Butterfly Frames
Butterflies have always been a subject of great interest
and admiration to human beings down the centuries.
And it’s no wonder too! They are the most beautiful
and delicate of all living creatures and their wings
are made up of a riot of colors not seen anywhere
else in nature. A clear acrylic butterfly frame with
one single, gorgeous specimen poised as if in mid-flight
is the perfect gift to give a special person on a
Butterflies are so beautiful by themselves; it does
not take much else to create a beautiful butterfly
art masterpiece using real, colorful, preserved butterflies.
Butterfly art takes many forms.
Ethereal butterfly wing jewelry is available in the
form of earrings, rings, necklaces and brooches. Butterfly
display that can be hung on the wall or placed on
a table is versatile and its beauty truly lies in
the eyes of the beholder. You may find the blue butterfly
display with many different-sized blue butterflies
artfully arranged, very appealing; while another person
may fall in love with the elegant hand-crafted blue
butterfly frame that holds just one single specimen.
Different Types of butterfly frames
Advancing technology has also enhanced the way butterflies
are preserved and displayed. Older kinds of butterfly
frames have become obsolete and are replaced by new
ones that not only display the butterfly better, but
also use better preservation techniques. The three
most commonly used types of butterfly frames include
the Riker Mount, the Wooden shadow box and the Clear
The Riker Mount is the cheapest and most basic kind
of butterfly frame, in which a preserved butterfly
is placed in a box, pressed between the glass top
and the cotton batting that is stuffed inside. There
is no protection against humidity and fungus, leading
to deterioration of the specimen in due time.
The Wooden shadow box comprises of a simple box with
two wooden sides and glass panels on the front and
rear. The wood is used primarily to enhance the appearance
of the butterfly frame. However, being dissimilar
materials and having different expansion rates, glass
and wood cannot be joined to form a sealed environment
and the preserved butterflies are still exposed to
the ravages of the atmosphere.
Clear Acrylic Cases are the recommended choice of
butterfly frames. The preserved butterfly specimen
is encased in a three-dimensional frame made of 100%
acrylic on all sides.
This provides improved protection from atmospheric
conditions, especially humidity, as the acrylic edges
can be smoothened down and welded together to form
a perfect seal. The sealing process additionally includes
injecting a gas that prevents the formation of fungus
or mold and also prevents any parasitic larva eggs
from hatching and subsequently destroying the butterfly
specimen. Clear acrylic cases also offer enhanced
viewing as the beauty of the butterfly mounted within,
including its underside, can be admired thoroughly.
Butterfly Wing Jewelry
The elegance and ethereal quality of butterfly wing
jewelry is almost impossible to resist.
Butterfly wing jewelry is not necessarily butterfly-shaped,
but consists of an actual section of butterfly wing
that is embedded in a clear enamel resin. You could
enter a store dealing only with butterfly wing jewelry
and you’d find each piece unique and equally stunning;
the colors vibrant and iridescent.
What’s makes butterfly wing jewelry even more appealing
is that no butterflies are harmed or killed to make
this beautiful jewelry. Butterflies are reared on
butterfly farms and the wings are carefully collected
from butterflies that have died after approximately
30 days, which is their whole life span.
About the Author
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