This butterfly sports a flowing fish scale pattern of shell radiating from its center to its wingtips. The artisan details the butterfly in gold flakes and different hues of brown, while the texture of the shell is complemented with three dimensional features within the metalwork. The warm neutral tones make this a very versatile piece that fits many color schemes.
The basic frame of this piece is created using tin, which is powder coated with a black finish. The frame is reinforced using tin wire along the inner edge. The front of the body is adorned with capiz. Capiz is an oyster shell and the primary purpose of the oyster is as a source of food. However, the by-product, the shell, can be used for decoration. Due to it being a natural material, the natural colors of the capiz may come through as tans and browns underneath the hand-painted surface.