Association for Butterflies is committed to increasing public awareness about the importance of butterfly conservation.  To support this effort we established a national holiday, Butterfly Education and Awareness Day (BEAD). In coordination with BEAD, each year we feature a new Commemorative Bead, the sale of which supports the Mini-Grant program. These beads measure approximately 5/8” (1.6 cm) and the 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.