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Beetlewing Jewelry

By: on August 15, 2014
$15 - $25
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Yes they're real beetle wings. From the iridescent Elytra Sternocera beetle of Thailand. Apparently beetlewing art is a traditional form of jewelry making once widely practiced throughout ancient Asia. And now widely practiced throughout the Internet. I think the effect is pretty cool. The earrings and necklaces are all dangly and Hypercolor-y. I bet if all ugly girls were required to wear beetlewing jewelry it would make them 30% more pleasant to look at.

And for those concerned with the treatment of the tiny arthropods during jewelry fabrication, designer Asana Natural Arts assures us the making of their entomological jewelry does not harm the insects in any way. Beetles are farmed in accordance with the regulations of the the Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.

Beetlewing color tone varies from bug to bug, but all Elytra Sternocera jewelry has a natural metallic shine and reflective colors ranging from bright green and goldenrod yellow to deep cobalt blue and even purple.

Beetlewing jewelry is a top Dude Gift for Your Girlfriend pick.

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