18-INCH STEEL STEM SUPPORT.
Add glitter to your raised beds, planters, and hanging baskets. Lovely accompaniment to potted orchids, and live or dried floral arrangements.
The steel stem inserts beautifully into the hollow end of a bamboo stake – up to the first node – to increase the height you can display BIANCA from. If your stake has a node closer than a couple of inches from the end, cut that portion of bamboo off to have access to the hollow on other side of node. A small hand saw or even a… eh hem… bread-loaf knife will work for the desired cut.
I create Bianca’s wings slightly larger and more ornate than all other butterflies in the collection in keeping with her back story. She wants to be a ladybug like her best friend, Lily. You can read about her in the Fancifull Stories tab on this site.
Now 5 finishes to choose from! With the addition of these finishes, new instruction. Recommended that Colourful Ink and Verdigris Patina be reserved for indoor applications only. Sunlight and weather sensitive finishes, even with their Automotive Clear-coating.
Now available in five finishes. Original bright copper, flamed copper, hammered copper, colourful ink, and verdigris patina.
***Colourful Ink and Verdigris Patina finishes not recommended for outdoor display. Indoor display only.
Note that the Patina finish is different with each batch of wings produced. my home-made patina changes over time as my copper scraps dissolve in white vinegar with a teaspoon or so of salt. A couple of completed BIANCA’s shown in the gallery photos display totally different colours using the same basic process. Each batch of wings produces a lovely surprise – somewhere between Cobalt Blue through Teal, Turquoise and Aqua.
Size: 2.75″ (7.0cm) X 3.5″ (9.0cm) Shipping weight: 1.06oz (0.030kg)
Shipping available by Canada Post.