Such gorgeous butterflies - and just the perfect beads for the Days of the Dead! What a lovely addition to a shrine or ofrenda these would make.
The gorgeous monarch butterflies that summer up north return to Mexico for the winter. They enjoy the protection of the oyamel fir trees. Anyone would welcome the lovely butterflies just for their beauty, but the local residents believe that the butterflies bear the spirits of their beloved ancestors, which are honored during Los Dias de los Muertos.
The stringing hole goes from top to bottom and measures just under 3mm, so it should accommodate many beading techniques. The beads measure 1 inch from top to bottom and 1-1/8 inch from wing tip to wing tip.
No two are painted the same and wing color differs, as does the decoration. Each little butterfly has a flower in her hair as well!
We will try to honor your request for a color preference, but we cannot guarantee any particular color, so please let us choose one for you. If you order more than one and want similar coloring, please let us know and we'll try to honor that, too.
Several mariposa beads shown for illustration only.