TheKiwaHirsuta's Shop Announcement

Welcome! This shop is a father-daughter collaboration. We both have small home studios and enjoy experimenting with new materials and techniques. I favor whimsical, abstract, and bohemian styles that serve as conversation starters. My dad makes most of the beautiful fold-formed cuff bracelets. We have a good time making things together and are happy when others can enjoy them.

We welcome custom work, so if you see something here that is almost but not quite what you want, we can work with you to create a piece you'll love. Most copper bracelet designs can be reproduced in sterling silver, minus the patina effects unique to copper.

Enter HANDMADEGIFT at checkout for 10% off for a limited time!

What is a kiwa hirsuta??? Here is the unique kiwa hirsuta, according to Wikipedia, in case you are curious:

Kiwa hirsuta is a crustacean discovered in 2005 in the South Pacific Ocean.[1] This decapod, which is approximately 15 cm (5.9 in) long, is notable for the quantity of silky blond setae (resembling fur) covering its pereiopods (thoracic legs, including claws). Its discoverers dubbed it the "yeti lobster" or "yeti crab".[2] It was found along the Pacific-Antarctic Ridge, 1,500 kilometres (930 mi) south of Easter Island at a depth of 2,200 metres (7,200 ft), living on hydrothermal vents.[1] Based on both morphology and molecular data, the organism was deemed to form a new biological family (Kiwaidae);
The animal has strongly reduced eyes that lack pigment, and is thought to be blind. The "hairy" pincers contain filamentous bacteria, which the creature may use to detoxify poisonous minerals from the water emitted by the hydrothermal vents where it lives. This process is known as chemosynthesis. Alternatively, it may feed on bacteria, although it is generally thought to be a carnivore.[2]

I've been fascinated with and have collected lobster figurines and art since I was a kid, and I loved how tiny, unusual, and unique this new little creature is. I strive to offer tiny, unusual, unique new things here as well, so I suppose this is my shop's spirit animal :)

This shop accepts Etsy Gift Cards.