Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle Earrings


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The most endangered of all the sea turtle species with a distribution centered in the Gulf of Mexico and along the Atlantic seaboard. Females synchronize their nesting so that most all come ashore at the same time and locations which was a dramatic sight when the nesting sea turtles numbered in the 10’s of 1000’s. This is an effort to assure some eggs will survive predation which worked until people starting taking larger quantities.

Jabebo Earrings are made with cereal box paperboard which is a wood fiber that may have gone through paper recycling several times before. Used paperboard is usually not selected for continued recycling because most of its wood fibers are worn and saturated with ink from previous use.

These original designs are fun, sophisticated, and created with science and nature as a source of inspiration. The mismatched sides expand on the theme in a way that often adds interest and educational value.

Designed and handmade in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.