This beautiful butterfly bracelet was made by Zuni jeweler, Adrian Wallace. Sleeping Beauty turquosie and jet are inlaid for the top wings, and gold lip mother of pearl and red coral are inlaid in the wings on the bottom. The body has inlaid Sleeping Beauty turquoise, red coral, and mother of pearl. There is an inlaid fan on each side of the butterfly with jet and Sleeping Beauty turquoise. The butterfly also has graceful antennae. What a wonderful way to celebrate spring! More about butterflies below.
Size: 5.25" x 1.25" H - 1" opening, total circumference is 6.25"
Butterflies begin their lives as caterpillars, crawling around and munching on leaves. They then go through a dramatic transformation inside the cocoons that they make for this purpose. They emerge as creatures of the air and flight. For many Native American people, planting specific seeds and harvests revolve around when butterflies emerge or depart. They also symbolize transformation because they go through such huge changes.