Jabebo Piping Plover Earrings
Young Piping Plovers are cute little puff balls. They nest here on the New England coast, but winter on the coast from the Carolinas to Texas, Mexico and Caribbean.
The endangered Piping Plovers depend on isolated, natural beaches. When you are at the beach it’s important to stay out of the dunes and vegetated areas to avoid disturbing their nesting.
Our Jabebo Piping Plover 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|