Yellowjackets, and wasps in general, are often seen as the villains of the insect world. And not without reason - this species, for example, is unable to start their own colonies and instead take over nests belonging to other species. They are known as fierce defenders, and will signal other wasps to come attack intruders who venture too close to their homes.
This downy yellowjacket looks quite friendly however, perhaps even offering to share the large chunk of "honey" it has found. They are also considered natures pest control, feeding on insects that are harmful to plants.
This piece was created using a real, extra large downy yellowjacket, and an insect-filled Baltic amber, estimated at around 40 million years old. Look closely to see the many tiny insects preserved inside!
This piece measures about 1.5 inches in length and comes on a 20-inch antiqued copper chain. If you would prefer a different length of chain or leather cord, please include a note at checkout.
All electroformed jewelry includes a copper care sheet as well as a jewelry polishing cloth to keep your piece looking its finest.