The intricate detail of this fascinating insect is captured in this pair of earrings. The natural mellow colours of this bee naturally blend into any style. These beautiful embroidered and hand-painted earrings closely resemble the real thing and are a unique additional to any jewellery collection. The bees are crafted in black faux suede and velvet and embroidered and painted in yellow and white to create the real life texture of the White Tailed Bumblebee.
The earrings come presented in a gift box. They are fixed to sterling silver posts with butterfly backs.
These bees occur over much of the world but are most common in temperate climates. White Tailed Bumblebees are robust and velvety, average about 1.5 to 2.5 cm in length, and are usually black with broad yellow or orange bands with a white tail. They often nest in the ground, commonly in deserted bird or mouse nests.
Essential info: Made from faux suede and cotton organdie with wire antennae, embroidered and hand-painted. Due to the hand-crafted nature of the earrings, some very slight variations may occur. It is quite flexible and robust and some bending of the wings is natural during wear. The wings can easily be reshaped by hand, either by flattening or by squeezing the top wings together to enhance the three-dimensional look. To keep the earrings in good condition, avoid submerging in water and subjecting to high temperatures or prolonged periods of direct sunlight.
Materials: fabric, sterling silver
Size: W: 3cm, H: 2.4cm
Growing up in rural Oxfordshire Vikki has an appreciation for the countryside and a fascination with nature and wildlife. This love of nature and a passion for art and textiles leads her to create entirely wearable, decorative and colourful textile accessories for you to wear and treasure. The designs develop from initial drawings and studies which then pass through many different processes of dye, print, stitch, cutwork and heat manipulation to create her unique pieces.
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