Beautiful Butterflies... Jewelry, Photos, Gifts And Fun!
Butterfly, My Butterfly
Why did the butterfly flutter by? Perhaps it was to inspire us with its color and beauty! On this page, I show you some beautiful butterflies and inspired butterfly jewelry and gift ideas, perfect for birthday or anniversary gifts.
The butterfly brings color into our lives. It is a fragile beauty that flickers through our lives, stopping occasionally to sip the sweetest of nectar, but for me, a passing butterfly brings some pure pleasure.
This stunning photo by Ironman11 shows a Queen butterfly and a Monarch butterfly feeding on a Tithonia rotundifolia at the Butterfly Rainforest at the Florida Natural History Museum.
The photo is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 license.
Bugs, Beasties & Creepy-Crawlies
Did you know that there are millions of species of insect in the world? Yes, millions of species, and an uncountable number of individual creatures. More than 900000 species have been identified, and there may be as many as 30 million species in total.
If viewed close-up, insects are quite dramatic. Some are scary, some are ugly, but some are simply beautiful. The colours of the rainbow are displayed by butterfles, dragonflies and beetles.
In the insect world, colour tells a story. Some insects have warning colourations - red and black or yellow and black - to say to predators "don't eat me, I taste nasty". Other insects have colour camouflage to help them blend into the background, either to avoid being eaten, or to lurk for unwary smaller bugs and beasties. Other insects advertise their presence to attract mates or to ward off rivals.
This amazing photo of a dragonfly hovering was taken by Jens Buurgaard Nielsen, and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.
Butterfly Jewelry & Gifts
Do you need a nice birthday gift for your mum or your sister? Need to find that special Valentine gift for a friend or lover? A delicate butterfly pendant might just be what you're looking for. There is a lovely variety of butterfly pendants available including gorgeous crystal pendants, solid silver of gold pendants or delicate filigree designs.
Butterflies remind us to enjoy even the smallest beauties of life. This sterling silver pendant is one of those beauties.
Flickers of Colour Passing Through Our LivesClick thumbnail to view full-size
"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly, "one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower"— Hans Christian Andersen
Can't think of butterflies without thinking of them fluttering by. These cool butterfly kites celebrate the amazing phenomenon of flight! There are great gifts for boys, girls, men or women. I love them!
A beautiful and popular butterfly kite flies as smooth as silk in winds from 5 to 20 mph. Made of lightweight polyester fabric and durable fiberglass spars, it is 3 foot by 2 foot 2 inches in size, but folds down to 26 inches.
Do you believe in Karma?
Would you rather come back as a:
Easy Flyer butterfly Kites
Colorful Easy Flyer kites, with simple assembly and zero hassle flying, are great for children and adults alike. Easy Flyer butterfly kites are available in two sizes. Other designs, such as birds, pandas, pirates and dogs are also available. Click on one of the butterfly kite links and scroll to the bottom of the page to see more designs.
Are you hungry?
Many species of insect are edible
Beautiful Is As Beautiful Does
This cool t-shirt, with inspirational quote, is available in adult and children's sizes.
How many legs is too many?
How many legs does a butterfly have?
Butterfly umbrellas to cheer up rainy days
I was delighted when I stumbled across butterfly design umbrellas. Both stunning and beautiful, they make a perfect gift, or a treat for yourself!
What do you think?
Do insects have any value for the world?
Insects and spiders
This photo by Opoterser is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. It shows the eyes of a jumping spider.
Insects and spiders : are they the same thing?
Butterfly books for all ages
If you are interested in butterflies, or other less attractive insects, there are many books available... factual, fiction, scientific, for adults or for children.
For more information...
- Royal Entomological Society
The Royal Entomological Society plays a major national and international role in disseminating information about insects and improving communication between entomologists.
- Butterfly - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
lots of butterfly info!
- Moth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An insect closely related to the butterfly
- The Butterfly Website
The world's largest website dedicated to butterflies and moths, with hundreds of articles, an extensive clip-art collection, photos, videos, gardening tips, and more