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i Butterfly h Golden What once meant the difference between life and death on the Medieval battlefield is now turning heads in the art world. When driving through New Mexico at age 11 with her grandparents, Vanessa Walilko, aka Kali Butterfly, bought a beaded necklace so she could figure out how to make the doll pendant on the end. Already a three-year veteran of bead weaving, she soon taught herself the tubular peyote stitch that would form the basis of her beaded dragon sculptures. "I used to tell people that I think in beads," said Walilko. "Whenever I get an idea for

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