Solid Recycled Copper earrings cast in the image of the iconic native New Zealand n Fantail (Pīwakawaka). These joyful earrings are easy to wear and make a very popular gift selection! They are flame oxidised in our workshop giving a rich reddish hue.
Double sided and finished with our handmade recycled sterling silver hooks. We also supply rubber stoppers for extra security.
Fantail length - 19mm (0.75in), Hook length - 15mm (0.6in)
These playful birds love to follow you 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!
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 one 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.
Designed for StoneArrow by New Zealand designer Heidi Gilgenberg.