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 hexagonal pieces make such ornate earrings. The black faceted beads are elegant and catch all the light. These earrings measure 1.25 inches which include the silver plated French style finding with ball.
Azotochtli Osseous Scute Earrings Hex with Black faceted Beads
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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