BONNIE – completed copper butterfly with a length of copper wire included to enable you to attach her to your own crafts.  Like her copper DRAGONFLY counterpart DIRK,  BONNIE can be wired or hot-glued depending on your requirements.  (I prefer wiring as it enables Bonnie to “fly” above your piece with the 22 gauge wire easily supporting her 8-gram (1/4 ounce) weight.

Have you found your own amazing piece of driftwood?  A Butterfly or Dragonfly (DIRK) would be the perfect accent?

BONNIE likes to be the first to see what’s inside a gift box. As a “Bow” on top of the gift, Bonnie would delight any butterfly lover that can be put to work decorating, once perched after the celebration.

Anywhere you can wrap a wire, you can display this little one.

To attach length of supplied wire: **(Not required if hot gluing to project. Please refer to last paragraph.)

 1. Tuck approximately 1/4-inch of wire end into the underside of his neck bands -or body if neck bands are too tight to pike the wire under. Sometimes I am not aware of my own strength while I am making them.

2. While holding wire end in place, with a thumb, wrap remaining length twice snugly around her neck. Do not worry, as handsome as they are, you will not harm them. They are not real.

3.  Lead wire under body and wrap once or twice around body closest to winged section. You may want to check to see which side of body to begin wrap from so the wire blends with the diagonal pattern already in place on your dragonfly. Wire should now be secure, leaving half its length available for wrapping around your project piece.

4.  Draw tight down and under the body where the wings meet.  Wind around the lower body once or twice then the remaining length can be attached to your project. It may be easier to wire to your project before wrapping your dragonfly or butterfly with the extra wire, sort of like winding up a ball of yarn. Your dragonfly supported by its wire and situated slightly proud of your project may lend to a more realistic effect – as if in flight.

 

**If hot gluing, understand that copper is the best conductor of heat – the reason it is used for electrical wiring in your home. Your whole dragonfly/butterfly will heat up with one dollop of glue placed anywhere on it. Be ready. I was not the first time. Lesson learned with a mess on the countertop until it cooled.

Available in 5 finishes: BRIGHT Copper (Original); FLAMED Copper; Verdigris Patina, COLOURFUL Ink, HAMMERED Copper.

These instructions are also included with each purchase of Bonnie.

Butterfly – 5.5cm (2-1/2″) wide   X  8.5cm (3-1/2″) tall.

22-gauge, solid copper wire  23cm (9″) in length.

Unit weight – 8 grams, or 0.34 ounces.

Free ground shipping.

Weight0.010 kg
Dimensions8.5 × 5.5 × 1.0 cm
FINISH

BRIGHT Copper (Original), FLAMED Copper, VERDIGRIS Patina, COLOURFUL Ink, HAMMERED Copper

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