This listing is for 500 real beetle wings which qualifies for my wholesale rate of 63% off the original price. The more beetle wings you buy the greater the discount. Here is the price breakdown:
25 wings $10 (40 cents per wing)
100 wings $30 (25% off - 30 cents per wing)
200 wings $48 (40% off - 24 cents per wing)
300 wings $60 (50% off - 20 cents per wing)
400 wings $68 (58% off - 17 cents per wing)
500 wings $75 (63% off - 15 cents per wing)
These Elytra Sternocera beetle wings from Thailand are turned into wearable art. The insects are farmed in accordance with the regulations of CITES (Convention of International Trade in Endangered Species). Many people eat beetles and other insects in Thailand as a good source of protein. I acquire the wings afterwards.
The wings measure about 1" tall and 1/4" wide. They are extremely sturdy yet very light in weight for the amount of durability they have. They are great for crafting and jewelry products. If you need a different amount than the listings I have offered or have other questions feel free to email me.
You have the option for the regular wings or can choose wings that have a drilled hole at the top for easy attachment with standard jump rings to other things.
Each wing has it's own unique color tone, but all have a brilliant natural metallic shine which reflects colors ranging from bright green to goldenrod yellow to deep cobalt blue and even purple. When viewed in mass the wings take on a mesmerizing life of their own, the hues and colors delicately shift depending on the light.
Don't want to put in all the work? Check out my finished beetle wing jewelry!