Handmade Antiqued Copper and Sterling Silver Beetle Insect Earrings
These beetle earrings make the perfect gift for the bug lover in your life. They also make great gifts for science teachers, gardeners, entomologists or entomology students -- anyone who can appreciate the magic of insects!
I decided to go with the adorable-yet-destructive striped cucumber beetle for these earrings. After preparing the art for this design, I used an acid bath to etch the artwork deep into my copper cutouts. The copper cutouts and other earring components were then all prepped and soldered together. The fully assembled earrings were polished, then hand patinated, then polished again to reveal that gorgeous, bright copper glow.
These are made-to-order, so please allow up to 1 week for completion.
Did you know that beetles (i.e. the insect order Coleoptera) might just contain the largest number of species out of all of the insect orders? They are found just about everywhere and they range in size from 1 tiny millimeter all the way up to 7 whopping inches in length!
All of my jewelry items are shipped in certified eco-friendly and fully recyclable jewelry boxes. And $1 from every sale is donated to protect invertebrates & their habitats.
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