Jabebo Snowy Egret Earrings
It’s hard to believe that the plumes from this gorgeous bird were so sought after in the fashion world that it almost caused the demise of this heron. Conservation efforts have brought it back.
Jabebo Snowy Egret Earrings capture the elegant movement of this small heron. Among the most elegant of the herons, the slender Snowy Egret sets off immaculate white plumage with black legs and brilliant yellow feet. Those feet seem to play a role in stirring up or herding small aquatic animals as the egret forages. Breeding Snowy Egrets grow filmy, curving plumes that once fetched very high prices in the fashion industry, endangering the species in the 19th and 20th century. Early conservationists realized that hunting this bird could cause its demise, rallied to protect egrets, and this species is once again a common sight in shallow coastal wetlands.
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|