Steam Flies was inspired by Harry Potter and the wonder of winged creatures. The 12″ long key is metallic gold in color, I combined copper, silver (silver-colored copper wire) and gold for a striking mix of metallic colors. So many elements, including real watch parts, gears, tiny light bulbs with floral touches, bells, keys, and electronic components. Hand-beaded in clear glass seed beads which glow in the dark. Both top side and bottom side of the wings on this suncatcher are decorated, the bottom of the wings feature dangles that sway with each movement.
Balancing the piece are three dangles which include a unique skeleton key, lock, raven skull and an ornate metal bead with a green glass bead. The finishing touch is the working pocket watch that can be opened on both sides, one side tells the time the other shows the working mechanisms. Steam Flies hangs from a handmade chain that features gears at the top and more floral decorated tiny translucent light bulbs, the better to catch even more sun. Included with the chain is a hook and barrel swivel that helps this suncatcher turn in a breeze. Original design made with love and dedication by Amanda’s Treasures.
I suggest my suncatchers are hung in a window, under an overhang or porch, as glass will eventually fade over time if continually exposed to the elements. The copper will age to a beautiful patina but will rust if consistently exposed to moisture.