Friday, August 30, 2013

It Is Butterfly Time and Blu Mudd Challenge Round 3

Blue Ceramic Butterfly Bar Bracelet available at Bay Moon Design Etsy store
I am fortunate to me on the Blu Mudd Design team.  The members are participating in Round 3 of a design challenge.
Monarch Butterfly (photo from

I think it is only fitting that Moriah Betterly of Blu Mudd honors the butterfly in her gorgeous bracelet bar.  The participants of Blu Mudd Challenge Round 3 all got the same butterfly bracelet bar, but with different glazes.

My bracelet bar has a pale blue glaze with a hint of yellow.  This butterfly bracelet is made to have the handmade ceramic cuff  sits on top of the wrist. My bracelet has pale blue pearls, teal freshwater pearls, and mauve pink jasper. I used golden bronze wire and gold beads to add sparkle and bring out the yellow that is in the ceramic glaze. The blue glaze is the same color as the pale blue freshwater pearls.

Blue Butterfly 
The blue ceramic reminds me on a blue butterfly that I was lucky to spot it at Bahia Honda State Park, Florida this past winter. This is a very small  butterfly that is native to coastal areas of southern Florida. Once very common throughout its range, it has become critically endangered, and may be the rarest insect in the United States

Butterfly at Shenadoah National Park, Virgina
 There are many cultural myths and lore that surround the butterfly. Basically they honor the butterfly as a symbol of transformation because of its impressive process of metamorphosis.

Thank you Moriah for your lovely creation featuring one of nature's beauties.  Please visit the entries and see the variety of designs.  You can vote for your favorite up until Sept. 17.

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  1. A gorgeous bracelet, Kathy... Moriah's focal looks wonderful with that pop of pink!

  2. You did an amazing job on your challenge piece. You ladies never cease to amaze me.

    1. It is easy when you have a gorgeous component to inspire you. Thank you for having me on your design team!