Mouse Vertebrae Shadowbox EarringsRegular price $158.00
These sweet spines were cruelty-free sourced. The mice died from natural causes before the bones were cleaned and preserved.
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All of HartVariations materials are cruelty-free and ethically sourced with great care. We are dedicated to No-Harm principles in our work.
A: No creatures are harmed in the process of creating HartVariations jewelry. We have a No-Harm, Cruelty-Free approach in our work. We source all materials with extreme care and ethical considerations. All the butterflies, beetles and moths we use come from sustainable, licensed butterfly conservation farms working to conserve native insect habitats. Snakeskin is shed naturally, feathers are collected after molting, and the skulls and jawbones come from natural deaths or owl pellets collected in the Pacific Northwest. HartVariations jewelry brings a second life to insects and other elements of nature.
Q: What are butterfly conservation farms?
A: Butterfly conservation farms, also known as sanctuaries, have been set up worldwide to preserve native habits and provide income for local populations. These farms require that forests and plants be protected and maintained instead of destroyed for other purposes. Butterflies and other insects are protected in these habitats. The survival rate of butterflies in the wild is only 2%, while on the farms, that rate increases up to 90%. On average, adult butterflies live 3 to 4 weeks.
All focal-pieces are constructed with lead-free silver solder and oxidized.
All necklaces are nickel-free, brass core with a gunmetal finish.
All ear hooks, hoops, and ear threads are dark oxidized sterling silver. All posts and ear nut backings are non-oxidized sterling silver.
All ring bands and bracelet metal is oxidized sterling silver.
We use rose gold-fill for earring findings and chain for our copper patina + rose gold styles.
Q: What kind of metal do you use?
A: I use the Tiffany Method of stained glass soldering. The focal metal is a lead-free, nickel-free blend of silver and tin that melts at a lower temperature, allowing me to encase natural objects that are sensitive to heat.