Handmade Copper and Sterling Silver Weevil Insect Earrings
Handmade copper & sterling silver earrings featuring a pair of curious, peeping weevils. These weevil earrings makes the perfect gift for the bug lover in your life. Perfect for science teachers, gardeners, entomologists or entomology students -- any insect lover that can appreciate the sheer cuteness of weevils.
While having the distinction of being among the most adorable insects on the planet, they are also among the most destructive. Decimating crops like cotton & corn, weevils are the farmer's nemeses for sure. But they're still really, really cute, so you can't be that mad at them.
After preparing the art for this design, I used an acid bath to etch the artwork deep into the copper plates. The copper plates and sterling silver components were then soldered together using good, old-fashioned silversmithing techniques . The completed earrings were then hand patinated, then polished and finally, the copper was given a coat of sealant to preserve its gorgeous, bright copper glow.
These are made-to-order, so please allow 1-2 weeks for completion.
Earring base (copper) height: .625 inches (1.6 cm)
Total earring height: 1.375 inches (3.5 cm)
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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