The 9 Banded Armadillo has a durable shell made from a composite of hard mineral tiles. The bony armor called the osteoderm is made up of a top-level of keratin. Beneath this top layer, there are hexagonal or triangular tiles that are made from bone. The long tiles or edges make up these amazing earrings. Fashioned with a removable earring jacket that can be worn with your existing studs or with the silver plated stud they come with. They measure under 2 inches and each earring has 7 scutes.
Azotochtli Osseous Scute Earrings Chandelier Stud with Jacket
When not in use, keep item in its original packaging. Made from natural animal bones which tend to patina with time.
To clean: For light cleaning of make up or dirt, use square nail buffer of fine grit. For heavily soiled bones, wash with dishwashing soap and a toothbrush. Let sit out in the sun to dry.
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