Delicate Stained Glass Butterflies and Moths Flit and Flutter with Illuminated Colors

Delicate Stained Glass Butterflies and Moths Flit and Flutter with Illuminated Colors

A photo of a stained glass butterfly

All images © Melanie, shared with permission

From her home studio in the Netherlands, artist Melanie solders vivid stained glass renditions of monarchs, peacock butterflies, and Spanish moon moths. She first scours etymological sources for information on colors, vein placements, and antennae, then sketches a pattern for tracing and cutting the fragile material and pieces together the delicate specimens. Like their real-life counterparts, the creatures are delicate and lively, although these cast vibrant reflected light around the spaces they inhabit. Follow the artist’s growing swarm of bees and butterflies on Instagram.

 

Four photos of stained glass butterflies

A photo of a stained glass butterfly

A photo of a stained glass beetle

A photo of a stained glass bee on a table

A photo of a stained glass butterfly on a table

A photo of two stained glass butterflies in a window

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