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Save the Bees Steampunk Clockwork Furry Bee in Glass Dome - Oddities and Curiosities

£64.95

My steampunk jewellery and sculptures are influenced by the sub-genre of science fiction with its prominent elements of fictional technological inventions. I particularly like the evocative design and outlook of the neo-victorian style. The look and technology of the Victorian era sitting alongside impossible machinery or fantastic creatures is inspiring. I use vintage and antique clock and watch parts, movements and cogs for my creations, along with vintaj brass and sterling silver charms, chains and findings.

This Great Yellow bee sculpture is made from an upcycled bulb, fimo, synthetic fur and brass wire. The bee is mounted on a brass rod and fixed to a pine base with three wooden feet (the pine is has a walnut stain and beeswax finish). The glass cloche is not fixed to the base and can be removed.

Artwork measurements
Length - 15cm
Width - 12cm
Depth - 9cm

10% of profits will be donated to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust via Work For Good.

Sadly, our bumblebees are in decline because of changes in agricultural practices that have largely removed flowers from the landscape, leaving the bumblebees with little to feed upon. This species of bee, the Great Yellow Bumblebee, is now rare in the U.K. Most UK species have declined greatly in recent years, and two have become extinct in the UK since 1940.

Fortunately, there is much that can be done to benefit bumblebees. At the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, they work to raise awareness of the plight of the bumblebee amongst the general public. In particular, they provide information about bumblebees and work with farmers to help them farm in ways which are sympathetic to bees.

You can find more information on their website at http://bumblebeeconservation.org

Any questions, just ask.

All items within the UK will be sent via Royal Mail signed for within 3 working days, please allow 3-5 working days for delivery.

International items will be sent via Royal Mail International - If you prefer, I can send it tracked for extra security, this will cost a little extra so please email me before you buy. *PLEASE NOTE* I cannot accept responsibility for packages which are delayed/lost outside of the UK without a tracking number. Please allow between 15 and 30 working days for international items.

Thanks for looking.

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