Friday, May 4, 2012

Beaded Turtle Figurine from Guatemala

More brilliant artwork from Guatemala!

Our Beaded Turtle Figurine

The beading on this 5-inch long turtle figurine is securely stitched into a woven fabric of beads and is very sturdy. Unlike some beaded animals I've seen that are beautiful and engaging but very delicate, these figurines are durable and with normal handling will hold up extremely well. Check out our other reptile as well as our page of beaded animals and beaded keychains from Guatemala. When you purchase one of these unique animals from our collection, you help in a number of ways. You help save tapirs, because that's what we do. You help the local artisans in Guatemala who need an outlet for their work (yes, jobs!), and you help my new friend Catherine with her sustainable business of working with the artisans of Guatemala to maintain jobs for themselves and make beautiful art for many people around the world to enjoy.

About Freswhwater Turtles

There are about 46 species of freshwater turtles in North America. There is terrific diversity in size, diet, habitat and clutch size among freshwater turtles. All are threaten by loss of habitat, capture for meat, and by predators such as cars and raccoons. A freshwater turtle's shell is commonly called a carapace which is divided into scutes, while the bony belly plate is the plastron. Some freshwater turtles, such as the Western pond turtle, are good to keep in ornamental ponds while others, such as the snapping turtle, are a liability. Some turtles bask for long periods on floating debris while others, like the mud turtle, remain underwater for long periods of time. Freshwater turtles come in various colors of green, brown and dark yellow and each species has a different pattern on its back. The most common freshwater turtle is the painted turtle and is the ideal turtle for a turtle pond.

This blog is sponsored by Tapir and Friends Animal Store.

1 comment:

Catherine Todd said...

This "Fair Trade" hand beaded frog is made by us,, in beautiful Guatemala. We create jobs and support medical and educational expenses for the indigenous Mayan artisans and their families. Every sale helps!

Find more beautiful beaded items, jewelry and figurines such as frogs, turtles, reptiles, sea life, peacocks, birds, zoological creatures, animals, flowers & more, with over 250 different beaded keychains in many different colors & styles on our website

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