This items unique design comes from the hermit crab. These strange and beautiful creatures live in muddy seabeds, on land in tree caves, and under rocky ledges. They have hard pincers but soft middles with no outward protection. Because of this they use their hooked tails to hold and wear shells they find that are of an appropriate size. They live for up to 70 years and can get up to over 12 inches in length!
From the artist:
The biggest issue of the production process was combining the elements that made the outward appearance of the hermit crab in a way that also made a functional bottle opener. We kept adjusting the angle of the crabs two cheeks and the snap of the conch. In the end, it took three months to complete this extremely unique product.
The body of the hermit crab and the starfish are copper, and the conch is bronze. To make the item more realistic there is also sterling silver in the eyes. Because of the different melting points of the different metals, it was a very challenging piece to craft. We hope we have done so in a way that has made this product not only a practical tool, but also a unique and brilliant piece of art.
Material: Bronze & Copper & 925 Sterling Silver
Length: 3.9 inches / 100 mm
Width：1.8 inches / 46 mm
Height: 1.7 inches / 42 mm
Weight: 7.4 ounces / 229 g
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