Andrew Haviland creates the Crustacea Cirripedia series in order to pay homage to the barnacle's strength and will to survive against the odds. Each piece is first hand carved in wax and then cast in metal. By hand carving the barnacles, Haviland is able to control the exact details and shapes that make the most appealing and wearable barnacle jewelry and accessories.
- Made by hand in Rhode Island
- Sterling silver and bronze
- Barnacle design also available in money clip and lapel pin
- Custom orders available with this artist
Barnacles build their homes of calcium carbonate to withstand drastic changes in temperature, humidity and physical agitation.
Andrew Haviland is a jewelry designer and maker of works inspired by the shore and ocean. Andrew describes his studio in Providence, Rhode Island as "A little like a turn-of-the-century jeweler’s studio and a lot like a weird coastal antique shop. Vintage maps, old wood furniture, and natural findings take precedence over any shiny new tools. My collection of relics is carefully curated and displayed, almost mimicking the style of a natural history museum. Although I spend numerous hours inside my studio, I enjoy working outside in the woods or by the sea."