Earrings, Starfish, Pewter
Regular price $49.95
Starfish may well be the most unusual of the well-known creatures. They have no front or back: they can move in any direction without turning. Rather than using muscles to move their hundreds of tiny legs, starfish use a complex hydraulic system to move around or cling to rocks. If you've ever tired to pry a starfish off a rock, you know how effective its hydraulic system really is. Starfish don't have make themselves symmetrical. They can rearrange their arms any way they please in order to wedge themselves into a small nook in the rocks.
The technique of replicating the exact shape of sea creatures was developed by Jeff Mitchell, a pewter smith who lives in Wellfleet, Cape Cod. All sea creatures are cast in a high grade lead-free pewter.