Fruit Bat Earrings
Tessa Packard’s love of nature started at a very young age. Growing up in both London and the countryside, her experiences with wildlife oscillated between the wilds of Scotland and the Natural History Museum (an institution she still calls ‘her second home’ in the capital). Although very different, Tessa attributes both these locations as being extremely instrumental and formative playgrounds in her youth, shaping who she is and what she loves today.
Unsurprisingly, nature and animals enjoy a centre stage role in Tessa Packard London’s fine jewellery. From bee jewellery to pig jewellery and insect-filled secret gardens, Tessa has tackled a large number of animal subjects over the years, including fruit bats!
These beautiful, one-of-a-kind gold and enamel earrings are inspired by the designer’s love of exotic flora and fauna, particularly that found in the tropics of Brazil. Crafted in 18ct gold, the Fruit Bat Earrings have been carefully articulated and hand-painted in green enamel to give the appearance of a little bat swinging in the swaying branches of a tree. A pair of hand-carved watermelon tourmaline ‘fruit’ completes the look, giving the bone bat something to munch on.
The Fruit Bat Earrings have featured in such publications as World Traveller Magazine, Sloane Square Magazine, Vanity Fair and Global Blue online.
- FRUIT BAT EARRINGS
- 18ct yellow gold
- Watermelon tourmaline
- Camel bone
- Suitable for pierced ears only