Jabebo Red Knot Earrings


Jabebo Red Knot Earrings help bring awareness about this shorebird’s dwindling numbers.


We like to say that our Jabebo Red Knot Earrings are a tribute to this previously abundant shorebird. Let’s hear it for this migrating wonder!

From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology: “Red Knots are plump, neatly proportioned sandpipers that in summer sport brilliant terracotta-orange underparts and intricate gold, buff, rufous, and black upper parts. This cosmopolitan species occurs on all continents except Antarctica and migrates exceptionally long distances, from high Arctic nesting areas to wintering spots in southern South America, Africa, and Australia.

Red Knots from eastern North America have declined sharply in recent decades owing in part to unsustainable harvest of horseshoe crab eggs, and they have become a flagship species for shorebird conservation in the twenty-first century.”

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


Additional information

Weight .125 lbs
Dimensions 2 × .1 × 2 in