Bucket Bryozoan Earrings

Bucket Bryozoan Earrings


These earrings are made from recycled sterling silver and hand polished pieces of a bucket that traveled a long distance through the ocean. They measure 1 1/2" x 3/4" including the recycled sterling silver ear wire. The gems are riveted to the sterling backing with tiny handmade rivets. Because of the varying nature of the ocean plastic and due to being hand made, the gems will differ slightly from the photo.

This metal backing design was inspired by an organism that is sometimes referred to as "lacy crust bryozoan", or Membranipora Membranacea. This organism is often found on marine debris that washes up here in Hawai'i, as pictured to the left. Lacy crust bryozoan is native to the north pacific coastline from AK to northern CA. This organism is considered an invasive species where it doesn't belong, and can negatively impact the life cycle of seaweed. 

*Please note that due to high order volumes around the holidays orders may take 7-10 days to ship. I promise I will get your order out to you as fast as I can. If you need your pieces more quickly, feel free to email me or write a note in your order and I'll see what I can do.*

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