Framed real butterfly art. Print of original ink drawing by Holly Ulm with real butterfly wings that allow this key to fly. Magic!
Frames are disabled veteran made. Images are printed using acid-free archive-quality inks on a heavy shimmer paper, which makes the image appear more black or grey from different angles and under different lighting, lending itself well to the iridescence of the butterfly wing(s). Each piece is signed by the artist on the back; one of a kind; and even prettier in person. Species information and story card included.
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Common wings include many colors, neutral shades and earth-tone.
Special wings include most metallic colored wings, intricate pattern wings, and other more coveted and/or rare species.
Requests will be honored as closely as possible.
Shadow box style frames made by a disabled veteran in Minnesota. Solid wood (pine) with your choice of brown or black finish. Every frame is handmade, and one of a kind. Minor imperfections, variations in wood grain and resulting finish are to be expected. These are heavy, sturdy frames, with thick glass.
Sizes are approximate, as each frame is handmade and comes out slightly unique. Expect the average dimensions for each size:
4x4 Frame: inner opening approx 3.5x3.5”
outer frame approx 4.75x4.75”
5x7 Frame: inner opening approx 4.5x6.5”
outer frame approx 6x8”
8x8 Frame: inner opening approx 7.5x7.5”
outer frame approx 8.75x8.75”
8x10 Frame: inner opening approx 7.5x9.5”
outer frame approx 9x11”
All frames are approximately 1.5” deep.
Your photographs, drawings, or silhouettes can be used for customized butterfly wing art. Shop this link:
Specimens are ethically sourced, helping to fund efforts in butterfly repopulation and land conservation.
See our FAQ page learn more about our process, where we get our wings, why we care about pollinator conservation, and how you can help.
Expect fast turn around times through the USPS. Special shipping services available upon request.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
All body chemistry is different. Isms strives to procure only the finest grade of metals, and all is lead-free. Surgical steel, sterling silver, sterling plated brass, brass, bronze, copper, and 14/20 yellow and rose gold are kept in stock. Solid golds, titanium, niobium, and other metals can be used on request, though it will take a tad longer. We can also custom-make jewelry that is metal-free for those with more severe allergies. Leather, silk, cotton, wool, hemp, sinew, and stone make nice alternatives.
-Learn about chemicals that are harmful to insects and pollinators.
-Plant indigenous host plants, and re-wild wherever possible.
-Many people enjoy fostering butterflies, moths, and other insects for release. If you choose to foster for release, please do your research!
-Get involved locally by helping to manage greenways.
-Get involved with Wild Ones, Monarch Watch, Xerxes Society, NAMBA, or other wildlife supporting groups.
-Participate in a butterfly count or another similar volunteer effort.
Thank you for your support of our efforts! Enough small ripples can make big waves of change! 10% of all profits are additionally donated to butterfly conservation