Solid recycled sterling silver earrings cast in the image of the iconic native New Zealand and Australian Fantail (Piwakawaka).
Double sided and finished with recycled sterling silver hooks and supplied with rubber stoppers for extra security.
These playful birds love to follow you, flitting through the bush singing and alighting on nearby branches. The jury is out whether they just like hanging around people or are chasing bugs that have been stirred up by their feet!
Regular: Fantail length - 24mm (0.94in); Hook length - 15mm (0.6in)
Small: Fantail length - 19mm (0.75in); Hook length - 15mm (0.6in)
Studs: Fantail length - 16mm (0.63in)
By New Zealand designer Heidi Gilgenberg.
Did you know pīwakawaka chicks are fed every ten minutes, that’s about 100 times per day. Some human mothers who remember feeding teething babies, will empathise.
The fantail is a native bird species in New Zealand that has managed to adapt to the impact of humans upon the environment.
They can live anywhere from coastal areas to alpine areas. Although predators such as cats, rats and stoats take their eggs, pīwakawaka make lots of eggs, many of which will survive and become the sweet, resilient birds we love.