Jabebo Peregrine Falcon Earrings
Peregrine Falcons are making a huge comeback here in the east!
The Peregrine Falcon is a powerful bird, an apex predator! An agile and very fast flier, they average 40-55 km/h (25-34 mph) in traveling flight, and reach speeds up to 112 km/h (69 mph) in direct pursuit of prey. During its spectacular hunting stoop from heights of over 1 km (0.62 mi), the peregrine may reach speeds of 320 km/h (200 mph) as it drops toward its prey.
Virtually eradicated in the eastern US by pesticide poisoning in the 20th century, they are making a huge comeback and have been de-listed from the endangered species list. They are more common in western North America. Northern birds also use the east coast as a migration corridor, and we see them along the coast at hawk watches in the fall.
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|