These butterflies started out as a demo for the compactness of the wire Dynalloy makes. When I started there, they were selling these as part of a kit. The butterflies were constructed from a black drinking straw and screen printed mylar, with a length of wire to make the wings fold up in a "basking" motion.
I led the development of retail packaging, print, and copy, as well as moving to a 4 color photoreal print on mylar with many different species available. In addition, I created a 4-part, injection molded body that could be mass produced with anchors molded in for the wire. This new design eventually went to some retail chain stores, and is still in production, with the addition of dragonflies.