Endangered Animals│Erstwilder

With a roar and a ribbet, a squawk and a screech, Erstwilder‘s new collection is here! The Endangered Animals range includes some of our most at-risk friends in brooch, necklace, and earring form. And as if you needed another reason to buy, $2 from every piece sold goes straight to the wilderness society. See what all the buzz is about after the jump!

Kakapo On Show brooch

This little fellow is the cheekiest around! The Kakapo is native to my homeland, New Zealand, and is the world’s only flightless parrot. Unfortunately that makes them very attractive to predators and as a result there’s hardly any of these cuties left in the wild. However when nurtured they are so friendly (their is behaviour is more like a dog’s than a bird’s) and they can live for over 90 years!

Tiny Toxic Tim brooch

Tiny Toxic Tim is a friendlier name for the yellow-banded poison dart frog, found most notably in the rainforests of Venezuela. His striking yellow and black colouring is incredible, and each frog has its own unique pattern. I was surprised to learn that their skin actually doesn’t make them an easy target; instead it acts as a warning to predators, as these guys are toxic when eaten.

Northside Wanderer brooch

I’m a sucker for a classic black and white brooch, and Northside Wanderer is the perfect match for any outfit. This piece depicts the Galapagos penguin, the only penguin found north of the equator. These sweethearts mate for life and are known to preen each other and tap one another with their bills to make their relationship stronger. How sweet is that?!

Thank you so much to team Erstwilder for letting me pick my faves from this amazing range, and to @cmjsnz for taking these pics! I’d love to know the pieces you love most in the comments!

Miss Hero Holliday


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