Make a Beautiful Beaded Monarch Pendant at Audubon, August 21 and 24

What better way to anticipate Audubon Community Nature Center’s Monarch Butterfly Festival than by creating your own Monarch pendant? Artist Anne Jackson will spend two afternoons with you on Monday and Thursday, August 21 and 24, to fashion this beaded beauty that you can keep for yourself or give as a special gift.

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The Monarch Butterfly Festival is a delightful way to celebrate these beautiful and valuable creatures as well as the impending close of summer.

Audubon Community Nature Center is adding a pre-Festival event as a special salute to the Saturday, August 26, celebration.

At a two-afternoon workshop on Monday and Thursday, August 21 and 24, you can make a lovely beadwork butterfly pendant to wear to the Festival or give as a gift.

From 1 to 3 p.m. both days, bead artist Anne Jackson will work with you to create a life-like Monarch Butterfly using various colors of seed beads. The completed butterfly can be worn as a necklace or pendant, or it can be framed. Students will learn to do the beading stitch known as brick stitch.
Jackson is a member of the Chautauqua County Society of Artists. She teaches beading privately, as well as at Audubon.

Be sure to bring your glasses if you need them for close-up work.

The cost of $78 or $66 for Nature Center Members includes everything you need to complete the project.

Enrollment is limited and paid reservations are required by Tuesday, August 15: Call (716) 569-2345 during business hours or register online through the Programs and Events page at

Audubon education programs are funded with support from the Carnahan Jackson Foundation, Jessie Smith Darrah Fund, Holmberg Foundation, Hultquist Foundation, and Lenna Foundation.

Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania. To learn more, call (716) 569-2345 or visit

Audubon Community Nature Center builds and nurtures connections between people and nature by providing positive outdoor experiences, opportunities to learn about and understand the natural world, and knowledge to act in environmentally responsible ways.