About Jabebo Earrings:
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. Many communities do not bother with recycling paperboard and still send it to the landfill. Years ago, not long after we started reproducing our images on paper, we chose post-consumer paperboard to add volume to the individual pieces because it made use of an undervalued resource and it is the ideal thickness for our earrings.
As we developed a process, it became geared around cereal boxes because they are a convenient size to work with. We also use the same material for the display cards we hang the earrings on, which triples the amount of paperboard needed for each pair. We often use more than 60 boxes a week. Thankfully, we do not have to eat all the cereal ourselves because friends and our local community are very generous in saving them for us.
Because Jabebo Earrings is a paper product, to increase their durability we give them a final clear coat. We chose shellac because it is a non-toxic natural product and helps to filter UV light. We also use it laminate the layers of paper together. Also, shellac is non-toxic. It is sometimes used as a coating for food. For instance, a thin coating may be applied to chocolate to keep it from melting in your hands.
The mission of the Audubon Society of Rhode Island is to protect birds, other wildlife and their habitat through conservation, education and advocacy for the benefit of people and all living things. Each time you make a purchase in the Nature Shop, 100% of the profits go directly to our mission of connecting people with nature.
The Nature Shop is located at the Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium in Bristol, Rhode Island. The Nature Center and Aquarium is a natural history museum offering interactive exhibits that explore local habitats and wildlife found in the Ocean State. Visitors discover creatures that live in a tide pool, observe marine life from Narragansett Bay, visit with Red-tailed Hawks, and peek inside a 33-foot life size model of a North Atlantic Right Whale.
Situated on the 28-acre Claire D. McIntosh Wildlife Refuge, easy walking trails start in upland meadows and wind to a ¼ mile boardwalk through fresh and saltwater marshes to a majestic view of Narragansett Bay. Located along the East Bay Bike Path, the trails allow bikers and walkers access to the refuge's natural beauty.
Guided walks, birding classes, lectures and family programs are offered throughout the year. The facility and trails are handicapped accessible.
1401 Hope St. Bristol, RI 02809
Wednesday - Saturday
9 AM - 5 PM
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