"Nykteris" is a deliberate misspelling of the genus Nycteris (sorry but the letter K is cooler than the letter C), which is a family of slit-faced bats (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slit-faced_bat). The thin, elongated shapes of the black rubber are reminiscent of bats stretching their wings as they hang from cave roofs or tree branches.
Made carefully layered segments of hand-cut rubber, these eye-catching earrings are inspired by the growth patterns of plants and animals. Each piece is lovingly hand made; as in the natural world, no two are exactly alike.
Rubber over an aluminum armature. They are durable, yet extremely lightweight! Pieces are approximately 4 1/2 inches long. Ear wires in the first photo are are hypoallergenic surgical stainless steel, and unlike silver, will not tarnish. Sterling silver ear wires (modeled in the third photo) are also available upon request.
Pricing is for one pair of earrings.
1. surgical steel hook
2. sterling silver hook
3. sterling silver threadchain
4. gold (by Custom Order request only, pricing may vary--contact for details.)
Need more to complete your look?
Pairs well with a matching single and multiplume rings:
Need more styles?
We have small swoop earrings:
as well as our smallest double and single plume ring style earrings:
I accept most forms of payment, including checks. Work on an order begins when payment is received, which in the case of checks (and echecks) means when the check has cleared.
I ship Priority Mail in a flat rate box or envelope, with delivery confirmation. Most of my items are made to order and can take up to 4-6 weeks to ship, in stock items will ship in 3-5 days.
Rush shipping: If you need something in a hurry please send me a message, we may be able to accommodate you. Our stock changes constantly and often we can fast-track an order at no additional cost, but that must be communicated and negotiated before shipment. Overnighting packages is sometimes possible, S&H pricing starts at $50-$100+ depending on what is rush ordered for overnight delivery AFTER the piece(s) are finished. This means we are working day and night to create your piece on your schedule, and that is the price of you getting us coffee, takeout and self-care afterwards. ;)
Just contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 14 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
If there is a problem with your order please let me know right away, I'm usually willing to work something out, whether it's an exchange, modification, or return. Orders, if in good condition subject to my evaluation, may be returned for full refund minus shipping costs.
Since everything is handmade, there are variations from piece to piece and nothing will look exactly the same as in the photographs. However, the overall style and proportions will be the same.
If you have any special concerns or absolutely need me to try and match an item to one of the photographs, send me a message. I can usually do that for no additional cost though it may delay the production time somewhat.