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The essence and nature behind butterflies is that they can all respectfully symbolize the beauty and meaning behind life. Many cultures and people metaphorically relate butterflies as symbols of transformation, expression, hope, and reflection. Butterflies are a part of nature that closely mirror our growth and are a reminder and reflection for us all that life is short, and while we have the opportunity, we should all embrace who we are and what we are set out to become in the grand scheme. The inspiration behind this piece is the Mormon Butterfly (Papilio polytes), a common species of swallowtail butterfly widely distributed across Asia. This butterfly is known for the mimicry displayed by the numerous forms of its females which mimic inedible red-bodied swallowtails, such as the common rose and the crimson rose butterflies. _______________ The Process Behind Each of Our Creations: At Golden Butterfly Studios, we love and take pride in creating beautiful, handmade silk filigree, designs and influencing ourselves by the beauty of life around us. All of our creations first start off by a simple yet eloquent concept drawing. Once approved, we select all the materials and plan out all the details that go behind the modeling process of our design. The modeling process is by far the most demanding and labor-some step, requiring absolute attention to detail from start to finish. The first step in the modeling process requires that our selected silk threads be oriented into a specific design shape over a template. We adhere these silk filigree threads over the template, loop, and trim them in accordance to each design we have. Once the threads are overlaid, the excess template material is trimmed off and then we configure our design and make it appear more robust and life-like/three-dimensional. The last step is to take our product and adhere it onto a nice velvet background. At this point we add all of the final touches - crystals implanted in the head of the butterfly or into the bulbs or petals of a flower, adding antennae coming off the butterfly head, etc. Once this has been done, the final product is then placed within a luxurious Italian wood shadow box and packaged out for delivery. Note: Wall hangers attached on back of each piece
Sculpture:Fabric on Soft (Yarn, Cotton, Fabric)
Size:25.6 W x 19.7 H x 1.2 D in
Packaging:Ships in a Box
Delivery Time:Typically 5-7 business days for domestic shipments, 10-14 business days for international shipments.
My name's Alek Kocevski, I'm the artist and visionary behind Golden Butterfly Studios - local to Greenville, South Carolina, we're the only business in the United States that focuses on the production and distribution of handmade silk filigree decor and luxury art gifts. Being originally from Macedonia, silk filigree art is a very common, traditional technique, in the country and where I was mentored to do this work. In June of 2021, I officially ventured with my mentor overseas, trained a team, and established my business, Golden Butterfly Studios, with the intention of preserving and bringing a traditional art-form common to Europe and making it also popular here in the United States, where I've lived for close to 20 years. What inspired me to pursue a career in filigree was the tradition (which dates to 3000 B.C) and also the elegance behind the craft. When people hear the word "filigree", many assume the old technique which requires the manipulation of metal wires to create a motif. However, silk filigree can be considered as the new and more cost affordable alternative to wire filigree, but it brings out so many new advantages compared the old wire method. For that reason, I was predisposed on implementing this silk method and technique in my company's filigree designs. The technique of silk filigree has a lot of beneficial factors to it compared to wire filigree, both for the manufacturers and for the end customer, including - labor time, cost of overall materials, durability, unlimited design opportunities, and overall cost to end consumer. In regards to labor time, with the implementation of silk rather than wires, you can reduce the labor time from days/months to create a single piece all the way down to a few hours to a couple of days. Since using silk compared to metal wires, I also offer a vast majority of customers something that they can afford as a result. Plus, silk is a material that will not tarnish compared to metals. Overall, the mission of my art/decor business is that we’re trying to eliminate the continuous issue that people face in having to spend so much time and effort trying to find where to turn to in regards to finding exceptionally beautiful, high quality art pieces, at relatively affordable price.
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