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Jessica deGruyter Found in ABQ

Lichen Specimen Earrings

  • Product Code: JD-USA-30-1551
  • Availability: Bespoke – ships within 3 weeks
  • Shipping Included


Like a specimen in a museum, a pair of lichen specimens is pressed between two pieces of upcycled acrylic; framed in multi-colored, multi-layered enameled copper; fettered together with tiny stainless steel nuts and bolts; and hung from hand made sterling silver ear wires.

The acrylic is hand-cut, hand-sanded, and rescued from the waste-stream. The flora and fauna is picked from Albuquerque sidewalks, Rio Grande beaches, and lost back-roads—indeed the urban environment.  All specimens are humanely collected from deceased insects, or sustainable plant sources.  They will show signs of a life lived beautifully.  The copper frames are hand-cut and playfully enameled and fired at 1450 degrees multiple times.

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Product Details
Measurements Earring Drop (from top of hook): 7.6cm/3.25"; Earring Width (at widest part): 3.4cm/1.25"
Material(s) acrylic; sterling silver; enameled copper; stainless steel nuts and bolts; lichen specimens found in the forests of Northern New Mexico