Alcides agathyrsus is an Australian butterfly.
It's wingspan is about 7 cm.
The wings in this pattern are suitable for brick stitch or peyote stitch.
I wove them using peyote stitch. And the thread way is shown for peyote stitch.
The body is woven using a sort of tubular RAW.
You’ll need some fishing line with diameter 0,15 mm, a beading needle size 11-15 and 16 colours of seed beads size 11.
2 toho beads palettes are offered: for opaque beads and for metal-lined ones.
The pattern includes a photo of the finished moth and 4 graphs showing the weaving of the wings, of the body and joining the wings to the body.
Approximate finished size: 5x4cm
Such butterfly can be used as a brooch, a hair slide, a central part of a necklace or simply as a nice souvenir.
5 X 4 cm