Jabebo Atlantic Puffin Earrings
Delightful earrings, and well made!
A clown-like face makes Atlantic Puffins a perennial favorite. Atlantic Puffins spend most of their lives on the ocean diving for small fish. They come ashore only a few short weeks to breed on rocky and sparsely vegetated islands and sea cliffs, as far south as Northern Maine. Half of North America’s Atlantic Puffins breed in Witless Bay, Newfoundland, Canada.
It’s only in recent years (thanks to GPS tracking) that scientists have been able to discover where these birds winter, as they seemingly disappear from the coast. Large numbers are known to winter in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
Our Jabebo Atlantic Puffin Earrings are uniquely handmade by a family in Pennsylvania, on their studio property.
Made from recycled cereal boxes, these whimsical earrings celebrate the joy of life and nature and are made with an eye to both. Each earring is made to differ slightly from its mate while maintaining a unified theme. Every time you wear them, spotting the differences will be a source of amusement for those around you.
Cereal boxes are generally not recycled, but these earrings offer a way to do so and make something beautiful. Two layers of cereal cardboard are fused together as a base for the intricately detailed images, which are then covered with several layers of a water resistant finish. The end result is an earring that is super light-weight yet durable and able to take some exposure to water. On the back of each, you can still see the colorful patterns of the cereal boxes.
Jabebo Earrings began in 1995 after developing a technique of reproducing small miniature images that can be displayed from earring wires. It quickly became a primary creative outlet as they won praise among scientist and teacher friends. The inspiration for these earrings has come from visiting nature centers, wildlife refuges, parks, gardens, museums and all kinds of other interesting locations.
- Surgical steel ear wires
|Dimensions||2 × .1 × 2 in|