PinsNBeetles

Real butterfly jewelry and framed insect displays

Hazlet, New Jersey | 422 Sales

PinsNBeetles

Real butterfly jewelry and framed insect displays

Hazlet, New Jersey 422 Sales On Etsy since 2015

5 out of 5 stars (134)
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Announcement    Hey guys! You may notice shipping prices have risen. This is due to an increase in cost from USPS beginning 1/27/19. I apologize for the inconvenience, but please know I have no control over this. Thank you for your understanding!

♦PinsNBeetles aims to re-purpose and encapsulate the wonders of nature, in an effort to educate, impart a sense of worldliness, and hopefully positively impact the prejudice we have against insects. Many of us will never travel as much as we want to, but my pieces come from insects that span across the globe, offering a window into the world that lies beyond your backyard.

♦Please note that I don't kill any of these bugs, sometimes I collect them locally after they've died, but many originate from farms which help protect the integrity of the environment and keep endangered species safe.

♦If you enjoy nature, and offbeat stuff, I hope you'll keep in touch and follow me on Instagram and Facebook at PinsAndBeetles for updates and coupons.
♦If you have any questions, convo me here or email me anytime at PinsAndBeetlesMailbox at Gmail.

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Last updated on Jan 27, 2019

Hey guys! You may notice shipping prices have risen. This is due to an increase in cost from USPS beginning 1/27/19. I apologize for the inconvenience, but please know I have no control over this. Thank you for your understanding!

♦PinsNBeetles aims to re-purpose and encapsulate the wonders of nature, in an effort to educate, impart a sense of worldliness, and hopefully positively impact the prejudice we have against insects. Many of us will never travel as much as we want to, but my pieces come from insects that span across the globe, offering a window into the world that lies beyond your backyard.

♦Please note that I don't kill any of these bugs, sometimes I collect them locally after they've died, but many originate from farms which help protect the integrity of the environment and keep endangered species safe.

♦If you enjoy nature, and offbeat stuff, I hope you'll keep in touch and follow me on Instagram and Facebook at PinsAndBeetles for updates and coupons.
♦If you have any questions, convo me here or email me anytime at PinsAndBeetlesMailbox at Gmail.

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About

I like big bugs and I cannot lie.

"The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you" - B.B. King

Hi! My name is Elise. Everything I do here is self taught, I've never had special schooling or an apprenticeship, but I've put many hours into studying the process of insect pinning and jewelry making to a point where I can be confident in my abilities and offer them to you.

Insect pinning? What's that? Are these REAL bugs?

YES! Insect pinning is the process of re-hydrating an insect so all its parts are moveable again, and then setting it in the position you want (with pins). After death they dry out and become very brittle, so you need to restore that moisture. This is most commonly done by placing your insect into a "hydration chamber", which is really just a fancy way of saying air-tight container with warm, damp paper towels. Basically a bug sauna! The time your little friend is in there will vary depending on its size, but somewhere between a day and three, usually. Some larger bugs will take even longer!

Once our friend is nice and ready...
♪ You know what to do with that big fat buuug
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle
Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle ♪

Okay, so now you want to make sure each appendage is nice and flexible. Once we've stretched (and, yes, wiggled), you're finally ready to pin him down. Woohoo! After you've got him the way you want him, let him hang out like that for a couple days - he needs some time to adjust (why do I feel like we're not talking about bugs anymore?..) Once he's ready, you can remove all your carefully placed pins and he'll be just the way you want him.

And that's the basics of insect pinning.

So I hope I made learning about my process and what I do to create a piece enjoyable. Sorry about all the bug puns. Sure. You can pretend they were louse-y. You can ants if you want to, you can weevil your friends behind....OK, OK.

But thanks for reading, and I hope you drop by again!

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  • Elise Stultz

    Owner, Creator, Designer

Shop policies

Last updated on January 17, 2018
Welcome to Pins N Beetles! Find mounted insects to scratch that entomology itch, add a unique and exotic conversation piece to your home décor, or express your love for nature though real butterfly and moth pendants. Thanks for looking, and we hope you'll enjoy.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
If for some reason you're not happy with your purchase or would like an exchange, please convo me within 14 days of delivery and I will refund you the purchase price of the item, or apply store credit to an exchange.

You will be responsible for return shipping and credit/refund will be processed **after** returned product is shipped back. Also, please note it takes credit card companies 3-5 business days to refund a purchase back onto your card.

***Sometimes, very unfortunately, items get lost in transit. If you think your item is taking too long to arrive, please message me and I will do my best to sort it out. I DO NOT offer refunds in the event this happens, but I do get a receipt for every package mailed and am more than happy to provide you with proof of postage, which you can use when submitting a search request for missing mail.***
Payment
***Items will not be shipped until payment is received and processed.*** Currently we accept Paypal, and credit/debit transactions.
Shipping
********Unfortunately due to national shipping regulations we are unable to ship our framed insect displays internationally without extensive fees.********

Your package will ship within 1-3 business days after payment is received. Custom/Preorders may take longer, because they're made to order, so please allow 1-2weeks for your item to ship. Please note that they will often ship much sooner than that! If you need your order by a specific date, please let me know and I will do my best to accommodate your needs.

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Last updated on Apr 15, 2019
Frequently asked questions
How do you source your insects?

Sometimes I find them locally. Other times friends I’ve connected with on social media donate to me their finds! These insects are always found already dead, so nothing is killed for art. Just thoughtfully repurposed after their natural deaths.

The more exotic types you see in my shop, either come from insect farms/sanctuaries, or breeders, and are not wild caught. These establishments are an important aspect of wildlife conservation because natural habitats must be preserved in order to care for their insects. This is land that would otherwise be used for agriculture, and require acres of forest to be removed. By providing jobs that help keep forest intact, we’re protecting not only insects, but also the homes of many other animals.