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Luna Moth brooch, leather and acrylic

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The beautiful night-flying Luna (means "moon") moth lives mainly in the eastern half of the United States. It is translucent, and I think of it as being something like part ghost and part fairy........ it has similar moth cousins on most of the world's continents. The main color is a subtle pale green, with edges touched by copper and violet.

My unique self developed process involves drawing the shape on the leather, burning in details with a wood burner,and soaking the vegetable-tanned leather in water. Next, I manually shape the piece with my fingers, allow it to dry and then the fun begins!

Using beautiful colors I finish with something magical. They are called interference colors... Like real butterfly scales, they have no color of their own until the light strikes them at the right angle -they appear and then... disappear! Magic!

I have made the Luna moth brooch very close to its spectacular size in nature-just under 5inches wide and 4inches tall from antennae tips to the bottom of its ribbonlike tails .Its furry body is made of fleece-like fabric and embellished with inks.

With the purchase, I'll include your choice of a metal brooch converter( to use with your own neckring, ribbon, etc.) or an adjustable braided nylon neckpiece so that the Luna can also star as the center of neckpiece.

Luna Moth brooch, leather and acrylic

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: leather, acrylic paint, and mediums, fleece fabric, metal pin finding, gift boxed, information card, nylon neckpiece, brooch converter
  • Feedback: 10 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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