The inspiration for these ribbed barnacles came from a wharf overlooking Carver’s Harbor on my home island of Vinalhaven, Maine. Stuck to the brick weight of a lobster trap drying out next to a piling, was one of the biggest barnacles I had ever seen. It was pretty stuck on there as barnacles usually are, and it took some ingenuity to get it off. With the help of a putty knife I was able to get it off in two pieces, as intact as I could have hoped, and brought it home to add to my ever growing barnacle collection. These earrings were hand carved and cast using the lost wax method, and are accented with 5mm amethysts.
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These barnacles measure 3/16″ high, and 1/4″ in diameter.