2020 Official BEAD – Black Swallowtail
The 2020 BEAD is inspired by the (Eastern) Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes), also called the American Swallowtail. This lovely butterfly is found throughout much of North America and is the state butterfly of Oklahoma. The species is named after the figure in Greek mythology, Polyxena, who was the youngest daughter of King Priam of Troy.
Our Black Swallowtail BEAD is adorned with yellow detailing along the wing border with one distinct orange and yellow eyespot. Beads are created individually from polymer clay with protective glaze. It measures approximately 5/8″ and the core is compatible with popular charm bracelets like Pandora and Chamilia. No two beads are exactly alike.
BEADS are packaged individually in a small ziplock bag.
2019 Official BEAD – Buckeye
The 2019 BEAD is inspired by the Common Buckeye, a delightful resident throughout much of the United States. They prefer warmer states and are migratory, with many of them overwintering in Florida. The Buckeye is named for its target- shaped eyespots ringed in orange and black.
The Buckeye BEAD features a hint of lavender with circles of browns, orange and caramel. The bead measures approximately 5/8? (1.6 cm) and bead core is compatible with popular charm bracelets such as Pandora or Chamilia. Each and every bead is unique due to the handcrafted design process.
The bead measures approximately 5/8″ (1.6 cm) and bead core is compatible with popular charm bracelets such as Pandora or Chamilia. Each and every bead is unique due to the handcrafted design process.
Beads are packaged individually in a small ziplock with an informational card regarding butterfly conservation.
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The Association for Butterflies applies 100% of its profits from the sale of this BEAD directly to butterfly conservation projects.
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Find out more about BEAD, Butterfly Education and Awareness Day