Sweet, tiny studs that capture all the detail of a piece of a Crinoid Fossil. Recycled sterling silver with sterling silver posts and backings, recycled 14k rose gold with 14k rose gold posts and backings, or recycled 14k yellow gold with 14k yellow gold posts and backings.
Crinoids, also known as sea lilies, are related to starfish, sea urchins, and sea cucumbers. They are still alive today, though they are not as common or as large as they were during the Paleozoic.
Handcrafted in Portland, ME
From the artist: I started Thicket for fellow lovers of nature - for anyone who has ever picked up a smooth stone or seed pod and slipped it into their pocket as a way to carry a small piece of landscape with them.
I make each piece by hand from castings of botanical samples and natural objects in my sunny Maine studio. My aim is to preserve the small details of the natural world that have always fascinated me. Thicket's entire process is deeply tactile and sustainability is a key focus of Thicket's design and production practices.
Thicket jewelry is made almost entirely with reclaimed fine metals and is working constantly to move closer to using 100% recycled metals.