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Classic (Bachyura - sea crustacean) Microcosm Earrings

Classic (Bachyura - sea crustacean) Microcosm Earrings

$ 33.00

Microbiology for your ears!

These earrings feature a design developed from a Brachyura commonly called a sea crustacean.  (Think Dr. Zoidberg from Futurama, these are his far smaller, seafaring, beach combing, non-talking cousins.)   Sea crustaceans come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes and are a bountiful source of really cool patterns and designs for us to work from. We love them.

This vibrant and highly detailed pattern is laser cut onto acrylic, hand-painted and topped off with a shiny resin top.  Because we chose to make these earrings with acrylic, not glass, they are incredibly lightweight and super easy to wear and nearly unbreakable.  You’ll forget you have them on.

Perfect for the marine biologist, science buff or anyone who loves the beach!


Classification: Brachyura
Common Name: sea crustacean
Microcosm Name: Classic

Size: Earrings are approximately 0.8inches square (20mm).  They hang 1.5 inches long  (37mm).

Materials: acrylic body, acrylic paint, sterling silver findings.

Care:  Microcosms are waterproof.  To clean use a soft cloth and mild soap as needed. Do not clean with alcohol.  (We can’t guarantee they are chlorine safe, so don’t wear in the pool, but salt water should be fine.)


What is a Microcosm?
We call this line of vibrant jewelry Microcosms (small world)  -- part of an ancient Greek Neo-Platonic idea that the same patterns make up the world - from the largest scale (macrocosm - the universe) to the smallest scale (microcosm - microscopic and smaller).
With our Microcosms,the Lab Partners, seek to explore these patterns and bring them to the light, exposing the rich and diverse beauty found, but not necessarily always seen, all around us.
Each one Microcosm is a bit of a rorschach inkblot test - we know what creature or plant it is derived from, but we what to know; What do you see?

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