These earrings are the perfect gift!
My new obsession - Elytra Beetle wing earrings! They are also known as jewel beetles. Most of its wings are emerald green, but some rarer ones vary in colors in all the colors of the iridescent rainbow! I love how each wing changes color according to the angle and how the light hits it!
🍃 All of the colors that you see are natural as nature intended them to be!
🍃 There is a resin treatment on the underside to strengthen the wings and make them more resistant to breakage.
🍃 Each iridescent wing was carefully matched, chosen and placed so that when combined, the colors of the rainbow will be highlighted.
🍃(SOLD OUT) Mini: 3 levels (6 wings) 3 inches from the top to the tip (note that the wings are only green/iridescent blue - Red/orange/ yellow wing earrings available on request, but will have a cost of $ 10 more due to the rarity of the color wing) *** If you want a mini pair, I will be earning more in January. If you are not in a hurry, send me a message directly so I can make a set for you.
🍃 Short: 5 levels (10 wings) 3.5-4 inches from top to tip
🍃 Medium: 8 steps (16 wings) 4.5-5 inches from top to top
🍃 Length: 10 levels (20 wings) 5.5 -6 inches from top to tip
🍃 Mounted on mat board with original abstract acrylic paint signed by me.
Note: the longer the earrings, the greater the variation of color that you will see. Red/orange, orange/yellow, yellow / lime green, aqua / blue, and blue/purple wings are much rarer and more expensive than iridescent green wings, so prices vary only with a few more wings in each size. Most jewel beetles are iridescent green. For each dark red wing, there are 100 greens.
🍃 Handmade with Aloha in Hawaii
These wings come from the gorgeous leaf-eating Thai Jewel beetles, where they live out their natural lives for about 5 years from larvae to beetle. Once they lay their eggs and complete their lifespan cycle, they are then collected and used as a local food source from a Thai family that sells them in their village to provide nourishment to their residents. The wings are a natural bi-product of this food source that are then harvested, sorted, cleaned and treated with a light resin coat to harden the wings so that they can be turned into beautiful creations like you see here.
If you would like to make a partial payment on an item, please let me know and I will setup a custom listing for you. We can break it into chunks of 2-4 payments. Payment is due in full before I ship your item out. Just let me know, I can work with you!
Shipping from United States
Many items are already ready to ship and will be shipped within a couple of days. If they are made to order it will typically take 1-3 weeks for me to make your item. However depending out the time of the year and inventory, it can up to 8 weeks (not likely though!). I am very flexible and can work around the date that you need it by, and it is possible for me to ship something out to you the next day with expedited shipping. Feel free to message me directly or call me at 808-799-5755 if you have any questions. Please let me know in notes during checkout the date that you would like to have your item in your hands, otherwise I will ship as soon as possible. If I cannot fulfill in the time you specify I will let you know and give you a full refund if you would prefer not to wait.
Returns & Exchanges
I gladly accept exchanges and cancellations
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
I don't accept returns
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
- Custom or personalized orders
- Perishable products (like food or flowers)
- Digital downloads
- Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If you place an order and I cannot fulfill an order by the date you need it, I will issue you a full refund immediately.
Your satisfaction is extremely important to me so if you are unsatisfied with a product I have made you, please let me know immediately and I will do whatever necessary to make you a happy camper! If it is a custom piece, there is no refund , however you can send it back and I will be happy to make some adjustments to it to your satisfaction! Please do not hesitate to contact me directly to discuss options so that we can come to an agreement where we both walk away happy! If there is something wrong with the item itself due to my own mistake I will be happy to pay for shipping for you to return so that I can fix it and in some cases issue a refund. Partial refunds are also an option depending on the situation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Feather Mohawks - How secure is the clip?
I provide hair ties and step by step instructions along with a video on how to wear your mohawk. Once it's on - it's ON! In fact, they were designed to be able to withstand dust storms at Burning man! It is a piece that can literally be worn all day - I even slept in mine once. If you follow the instructions on how to wear it and really secure it in place(super tight hair ties, extra hair gel!!!), you should not have any problems with it falling off. I also can add an adjustable strap if you have little to no hair or would like the option at your request.
Feather Mohawks: My hair is short, bald or I have a very sensitive scalp so I prefer a strap as opposed to a clip.
If there is no drop down option in the listing, just let me know in notes during checkout and I will add an adjustable strap to your mohawk.
Feather Mohawks and Headdresses: Just how custom can you make my piece?
If you can think it up, I can make it! Contact me to discuss if you do not see what you are looking for. I love to take on new projects. More examples of my work can be found at www.facebook.com/artfromtheheART or feel free to add me at facebook.com/artisticalshell and take a look through my albums or tagged photos of people proudly the pieces I have made for them!
Can I see it before you ship it?
Yes! At your request, I will email you a photo of the exact one you will be getting before I send it out so that I get your seal of approval! I can also Skype, Facetime or send you a video at your request.
How many changes can I make after you show me a photo of my piece?
I don't place a limit on perfection. I will make as many changes as necessary until you are happy with it! Extra charges may apply if you request something that is going to take a lot longer to create or if it has to be special ordered.
How much will my feather mohawk or headdress weigh?
They're actually quite light - as feathers!
+Smaller feather mohawks are about 2.5-4 ounces
+Larger Mohawks are about 6-9 ounces.
+Headdresses can be anywhere between 6-1.5 pounds depending on what materials are used. 95% of the time they are always under a pound.
How long before I receive my piece?
Please allow about 1-4 weeks for me to get it made for you and shipped out so you can rock this baby out on the town, party, rave, festival, carnival, mardi gras, photoshoot, concert, New Years Eve, Halloween - anywhere you want to WOW people and turn heads, this is what you need!!!
NOTE: If you need it by a specific day sooner than the 2-4 week waiting period, please let me know so we can work something out. 95% of the time I can make it within the time period that you need, as soon as a next day turnaround!
What company do you use for shipping?
US ORDERS: Once it it ready, unless otherwise specified I will ship your item via USPS Priority Shipping which takes about 3-5 business days. If it is time sensitive I will send via USPS Priority express which takes 2 days to arrive. If you would like to use FedEx or UPS please let me know, additional charges will apply.
Everywhere else: I use registered mail, which takes 6-10 business days. If this is time sensitive then I can send via Global Express shipping for an additional fee and takes about 5 business days to ship as long as customs does not hold your item back. UPS and FedEx are also options for an additional fee.
Feather Mohawk: How Do I wear it? (with clip)
Detailed instructions on how to wear your feather mohawks built on a clip can be found in this video
Once it's on, you rest be assured that it will be on securely and comfortably - I've even forgotten that I have it on sometimes! Holds on tightly with a with a banana clip & hair ties (included). No headband needed! This is something you can wear to a party and swing your head in any direction without feeling like it might fall off! FUN!
Can I use UPS or FedEx instead of USPS?
Absolutely! Let me know which company you prefer to ship. Additional charges may apply.