EP431 Bone Batik Polymer Clay Elephant & Bee Earrings


EP431 Bone Batik Polymer Clay Elephant & Bee Earrings


Details: these earrings celebrate a 7 yr. discovery about the special relationship between elephants and bees. Simply stated, elephants are terrified of bees.

Anthropologist Lucy King launched a research project to protect elephant lives and farmer's lands in Kenya with abandoned beehives. The mere scent of long-lost bees sent the elephants heading for the hills, so that the drop in elephants raids was 86 percent. Equally important farmers weren't shooting elephants.

Lucy's research results have morphed into a major project across Africa, one that now houses real bees and farmers who make honey that is ALWAYS sold outto tourists.

You can buy these polymer clay batik earrings in three charm combos, but if you buy the mixed combo and people ask you why, you will have a wonderful story to tell. Read on for more detail on Lucy King's incredible project in Africa.

Studio-made: rose-gold-polymer clay beads

Africa: batik carved bone rondelles, bone spacers

* Antique gold, brass elephant charm and/or bee charm (see explanation)

* Antique-gold, brass-coated, stainless steel, 16mm levers back pierced finding or 14mm brass-coated, stainless steel fishhook

Handcrafted in America; natural variations and minor substitutions for sizing apply

* 10% of retail price supports Kibera (Nairobi) School for Girls and David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya


* 1 3/4" L top of wire

* 3/8"D batik bead

* Charms 3/8" x 3/8" dbl-sided

Pierced Finding:
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