I vant to suck your....crab?
The vampire crab (otherwise known a carnival crab) doesn't vant to suck your blaaard! Quite the contrary. These lovely little crabs will live quite happily in your home aquarium....or dangling merrily on your ears!
These hoop earrings are inspired by the beautiful colouring of these little creepers - with their piercing upturned eyes and colouring - ranging from bright purple, to muddy browns and reds, we couldn't resist bringing them to life in all their kinetic glory.
Kinetic jewellery is all about motion. So don't miss the product video in the gallery to see how this ocean jewellery jiggles!
These quirky hoop earrings also make a great gift for nature lovers, people who love aquariums and ocean life obsessed humans.
Featuring highly engineered red and yellow acrylic crab structure on simple gold colour or sterling silver hoops, these unique earrings are handmade in Australia...which sadly aren't home to the little vampire crab. You'll have to take a trip to Hawaii, Java or India to catch them in their natural habitat.
Story behind design
The first time I laid eyes on the vampire crab was when I was putting together my fantasy aquarium (which would fit nicely in my fantasy super-villain lair). What diabolical creature could be more eeeeevil then a shark with freaking laser beams?
The Vampire Crab.
With their super spooky eyes and dare I say, dramatic way of moving about, I could almost imagine putting a little cape on my army of Vampire Crab darlings and unleashing them on an unsuspecting Secret Agent. Bwahahaha!
But then I got to know them and it turns out that they just look kinda spooky, and are, on the contrary, the perfect starter pet for a budding aquarium enthusiast! And despite being kept in captivity for some time, were only officially 'discovered' in 2006! They're also one of the few truly freshwater crabs, and are actually available in Australia... which means when I do finally become a super-villain, I won't be breaking any border security rules (hooray!)
These handmade earrings are made from laser cut acrylic.
Kinetic Kreb hoop earrings measure:
4.6cm/1.8 inch wide
5.4cm/2.1 inch high
Scroll through the product images to see what they look like and how they fit on my (I'd say standard size) earlobes.
This product is produced from an original design and is hand assembled, painted and finished. As a result, there may be slight variations from piece to piece, making each pair as special as their owner.
Products are wrapped in tissue paper and packaged in a DayNightDusk post box. If you are buying this product as a gift, a greeting card can be added to the order at check out.