I have long wanted to bead non-jewelry objects to show off beautiful bead colors, and have wanted to find a way to let light illuminate them. After beading these butterflies in a mix of opaque and transparent delica beads, I mounted them on slabs of 1" thick plexiglass. They can be set flat or on end in a windowsill to show off the beads and colors. They have to be seen to be believed!
Monarch is 2" x 4", the blue butterfly is 3" square.
Set this work of art on my window sill. When the sun shines through it you just have to take a second and admire it!! It's certainly more than a paperweight!!! Well done! I am waiting for more butterfly species so I can add to the display!