Sunday, January 31, 2010
A butterfly is seen as the personification of a person's soul; whether they be living, dying, or already dead. The Ancient Greek word for "butterfly" is which primarily means "soul", "mind".
One Japanese superstition says that if a butterfly enters your guestroom and perches behind the bamboo screen, the person whom you most love is coming to see you. However, large numbers of butterflies are viewed as bad omens.
The Russian word for "butterfly", also means "bow tie". It is a diminutive of "baba" or "babka" (= "woman, grandmother, cake"), whence also "babushka" = "grandmother".
some of the Nagas of Manipur trace their ancestry from a butterfly.
In Chinese culture two butterflies flying together are a symbol of LOVE. In some old cultures, butterflies also symbolize rebirth into a new life after being inside a cocoon for a period of time.
Some people say that when a butterfly lands on you it means good luck. However, in Devonshire, people would traditionally rush around to kill the first butterfly of the year that they see, or else face a year of bad luck. Also, in the Philippines, a lingering black butterfly or moth in the house is taken to mean that someone in the family has died or will soon die.
The idiom "butterflies in the stomach" is used to describe a state of nervousness.
Artistic depictions of butterflies have been used in many cultures including Egyptian hieroglyphs 3500 years ago. Today, butterflies are widely used in various objects of art and jewelry: mounted in frame, embedded in resin, displayed in bottles, laminated in paper, and used in some mixed media artworks and furnishings. Butterflies have also inspired the "butterfly fairy" as an art and fictional character, including in the Barbie Mariposa film..
How to make Stocking Butterfly
Here is a Video for your easy reference, made by me
1. Stocking Cloth (different colours)
2. Aluminium wire
4. Pips (different colours)
Method: (click on images to enlarge anytime)
1. Take a piece of Aluminium wire.
2. Take object. (as u want, for shape of wings)
3. Wrap aluminium wire around the object. Like this..
4. Tie both the ends of wire tightly and now take stocking cloth and cover the wire completely.
5. Make sure the stocking cloth is stretched completely so that it looks like shaded cloth and tie the end tightly. Join 2 wings with kundan and tie wire.
6. Take only 2 pips.
7.Tie it using a piece of aluminium wire or thread..
You may please leave ur comments/suggestions.
- Pinx :)
Posted by Pinx.... at 11:05 AM