The Striped Skunk :: A Doninha Fedorenta

The new skunk earrings came out as a result of a young girl’s request. She likes all sorts of animals and asked for some striped skunks.

The striped skunk (mephitis mephitis) is a small mammal living in Northern America. It is an animal well known by its white stripes and by its ability to spray a stinking fluid for self-defence. The skunk kittens learn this trick very young (they are able to it with 8 days old) and apparently like to show it off.

Making these earrings was very intuitive. I thought immediately of making them mismatched, with head and tail in separate posts. I think the tail brings out the skunk stripes and their face expression is very curious. What do you think?

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Os novos brincos com doninhas são o resultado do pedido de uma menina. Ela gosta de todo o tipo de animais e pediu umas doninhas fedorentas.

A doninha  fedorenta (mephitis mephitis) é um pequeno mamífero que vive na América do Norte. É um animal conhecido pelas suas riscas brancas e por expelir um liquido mal-cheiroso como auto-defesa. As doninhas pequenas aprendem este truque muito cedo (com 8 dias de vida) e aparentemente gostam de o exibir.

Fazer estes brincos foi muito intuitivo. Pensei imediatamente em fazê-los diferentes, com a cabeça e a cauda em separado. Acho que destaca as riscas da cauda e a cabeça ficou com uma expressão muito curiosa. O que acham?

Nature Neighbours

Striped skunk, from the book Nature Neighbours, courtesy of the Biodiversity Heritage Library

Mock-up for the skunk

Mock-up for the skunk

Skunk post earrings in their final version

Skunk post earrings in their final version

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