Marine Biology / Micropaleontology

Resembling beads on a string, these earrings were inspired by the foraminiferan species ‘Leptohalysis’. The design is based on the species Leptohalysis scottii, a benthic foraminiferan identified by Dr. Sarita Camacho from samples collected from the Guadiana River Estuary of Portugal. Foraminiferans are amoeboid protists that form complex calcium carbonate-containing shells.

The Leptohalysis earrings are available in my Shapeways shop and my Etsy shop. Click on thumbnails for links.

Solid bronze Foraminiferan Leptohalysis earringsSolid bronze Foraminiferan Leptohalysis earrings