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 rare native bird species in New Zealand that has managed to adapt to the impact of humans upon the environment.
These playful birds love to follow you though 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! 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.
Section of a green wine bottle tumbled and sandblasted with the iconic native New Zealand and Australian Fantail (Piwakawaka). Finished with recycled sterling silver hooks and supplied with rubber stoppers for extra security.
Other colours and Pendant available by request
Hook length: 19mm (0.75 in), Earring Length 50mm (1.96 in).
By New Zealand designer Heidi Gilgenberg.
**Due to the nature of the process and the use of recycled materials, colour and size may vary slightly from photo**
Glass sources- Green: Jagermeister Schnapps or Wine bottle.