“The caterpillar does all the work but the butterfly gets all the publicity” - George Carlin

Sometimes the bizarre hides behind the most traditional exteriors...take this brooch, for example...at first glance it's pretty, in an 'I found this in grandma's jewelry box' kind of way. Until you realize that the waterfall and greenery are painted on the back of the glass...and the blue sky is actually the wing from a blue morpho butterfly. Made by Thomas Mott, whose exhibit at the British Empire Exhibition of 1924 was credited with making butterfly jewelry all the rage for a while, it's a unique marriage of man and nature.

As they say, looks can definitely be deceiving.
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Post a Comment 2 comments:

  • enc said...
    9:42 AM
    Unbelievably beautiful, and you're right, I'd never have known what it was. It's very compelling.

    I love that Carlin quote.
  • WendyB said...
    2:06 PM
    Fascinating!

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