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Mollusca Shell (Flower) Microcosm Earrings

Mollusca Shell (Flower) Microcosm Earrings

$ 33.00

Let's Collect Sea Shells!

Raise your hand if, as a kid, you loved to collect shells - or always wanted to? (Good that's a lot of hands.)  

These beautiful earrings are one of our best sellers.  They may look like a delicate lace floral pattern, but they are not.  In truth this intricate pattern is derived from a Mollusca commonly know as a Mollusc or a Mussel.  

Mollusca are amazing creatures, there are around 85,000 extant species of mollusca making them the largest marine phylum, comprising about 23% of all the named marine organisms.

We think each one of our Microcosms is a bit of a Rorschach inkblot test.  We call this Mollusca design“Flower,”What do you see?

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!

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Details

Classification: Mollusca
Common Name: Mollusc or Mussel Shell
Microcosm Name: Fern

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.)

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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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