Cinnabar Butterfly w/White Howlite Silver Kilt Pin
- Silver-plate Kilt Pin
- 8mm White Howlite beads
- Red 4mm Swarovski bicone accents
- 12mm Cinnabar butterfly
- Bali silver dividers
- Pin Length: 2.0 (L)”
This kilt pin from our Bee Wild series is a beautiful way to show your love of butterflies on your jacket, purse, hat or a baby’s bag or carrier. Cinnabar beads are produced in a process combining layers and layers of colored lacquer, then hand-carved with intricate patterns reminiscent of ancient Asia. Natural howlite is snow-white stone with fine grey veining. It is named after its Canadian geologist discoverer, Henry How, during the 19th century. Its early deposits were seen in How’s place at Nova Scotia. Howlite is often called the “White Buffalo Stone.” In recent years, California has become the world’s biggest source of howlite followed by Canada, United States, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland.
Since Howlite is a natural stone, each pin is unique and colors may vary.
Howlite is a soft stone, so it can easily be scratched. To clean howlite, use lukewarm, slightly soapy water and a soft cloth (cotton is best). Rinse well to remove residue and pat dry. Store howlite wrapped in soft cloth within a separate box or pouch to reduce the likelihood of damage.