The 2019 People's Bead, Turtle Flower is a creative composition that joins two unlikely symbols. The slow moving and wise turtle is in no hurry to get anywhere. Meandering along his way, he has time and space to gaze at the flowers and take in all of their beauty.
The turtle is also a powerful symbol of steadiness, calm and well being. We are reminded of these qualities when we contemplate how turtles are hard on the outside, soft on the inside, and at home wherever they go.