What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

Big, Beautiful Bugs



Netherlands-based stained glass artist Melanie creates huge, strikingly-beautiful butterflies and other insects, and I want one for each window in my house! She approaches her art like a true etymologist, first studying the correct shades and placement of veins and markings, and then recreates them in colored glass on a large scale.

I wasn’t able to learn any more about this lovely young woman (as you can imagine, there are a lot of Melanies in the Netherlands…), so we’ll have to be content with just marveling over her wonderful work!

You can see all of the lovely Melanie’s remarkable work on Instagram.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

10 thoughts on “Big, Beautiful Bugs

  1. I wonder how long it takes her to do one. My daughter-in-law’s mother does stain glass. Don’t tell her I said so but nothing like this. The detail is what makes these what they are. Loved them – Hal

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  2. Yes…These are so pretty .

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  3. Oh my god, moths, moths, moths -screams- THE BEE!!!!!! Love Love Love this.

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  4. These are really beautiful pieces. The butterflies are obviously gorgeous but I am probably most drawn to the other insects, like the beetles.

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  5. they’re beautiful! I think the translucency and fragility of glass really lends itself to the subject matter

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