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Mokume Gane beetle on twig necklace

Bugs are not everyone’s cup of tea, but they are a super essential part of our ecosystems. They cycle nutrients, pollinate plants, disperse seeds, maintain soil structure and fertility, control populations of other organisms, and provide a major food source for other creatures. 🐞

This beetle has wings created from Copper and argentium silver Mokume Gane. 

The termmokume-gane translates closely to 'wood grain metal' or 'wood eye metal' and describes the way metal takes on the appearance of natural wood grain. Several layers of differently coloured precious metals together to form a sandwich of alloys called a "billet." The billet is then manipulated in such a way that a pattern resembling wood grain emerges over its surface. Numerous ways of workingmokume-gane create diverse patterns. Once the metal has been rolled into a sheet or bar, several techniques are used to produce a range of effects.

Your jewelry piece will arrive to your specially packaged. Woodland Signatures upcycles certain packing and shipping materials to work towards a more sustainable Earth. 🌎 

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