Ornithoptera priamus, or the Cape York birdwing, or the Priam's birdwing found in the central and south Moluccas, New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago, Solomon Islands, and north-east Australia. The wingspan is about 12 cm.
To weave this butterfly we’ll need fireline, a beading needle size 11-15 and 8 colours of beads (two toho palettes are given: a metal-lined beads palette and an opaque beads palette). The pattern includes a photo of two finished butterflies (the one made of metal-lined beads and the opaque one)and 2 graphs of weaving of the insect. The thread way is shown.
Such butterfly can be used as a pendant, or a brooch, a hairslide, an earring. The butterfly is quickly and easily woven. It'll take you about an hour or a bit more to be completed.
This butterfly pattern is a part the collection "18 Mini Butterflies and Moths of the World".
2,5 X 4 cm