These Elytra Sternocera beetle wings from Thailand are turned into wearable art. The insects are farmed in accordance with the regulations of CITES (Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species). Many people eat beetles and other insects in Thailand as a good source of protein. I acquire the wings afterwards.
The wings measure about 1" tall and 1/4" wide. They are extremely sturdy yet very light in weight for the amount of durability they have. They are great for crafting and jewelry products.
You can purchase the wings without holes (undrilled) or with holes (drilled - at no extra cost!). The listing provides both options so please select how you would like the wings or message me after purchasing. The holes will fit standard jump rings (18G/4.5mm or smaller) and are drilled at the top of the wing. If you need a different amount than the listings I have offered or have other questions feel free to email me.
Each wing has it's own unique color tone, but all have a brilliant natural metallic shine which reflects colors ranging from bright green to goldenrod yellow to deep cobalt blue and even purple. When viewed in mass the wings take on a mesmerizing life of their own, the hues and colors delicately shift depending on the light.
Don't want to put in all the work? Check out my finished beetle wing jewelry!
Jewelry items are shipped in a small padded envelope and takes an average of 3 to 5 days to reach anywhere in the continetal U.S.
Framed items are carefully wrapped and shipped in its appropriate box in the regular USPS mail. If anything arrives broken there will be a full in store credit refund or we will remake the item and send it to you again.
Returns & exchanges
If anything arrives broken there will be a full in store credit refund or we will remake the item and send it to you again. If you are dissatisfied with the item then a full refund will be given. You must contact me within 7 days of receiving your item and only after we have received the item back in its same condition will the refund be posted.
I can make custom orders, please email me for more information or a description of what you would like. Thanks!