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("blackened gold" "slender")
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Specimen #01117, 9/29/2000
Wingspan: 5 inches (12.5 cm) outspread
Composition: 12 karat gold filled wire, blackened
sterling silver wire, steel utility blades
Collection site: Techatticup Mine, Nevada
Comments: The blue of the wings is variable, depending on
the light and angle. As with my other pieces, the color was achieved
via careful torchwork. The only area of the wings untouched by the
flame is the whitish stripe towards the tips.