Earrings - Sand Dollar posts


The mold for this pewter casting was taken from an actual sand dollar that washed up on a Cape Cod beach. The sand dollar of each earring is 7/8th of an inch in diameter and weighs 0.12 ounce. Children have been known to say that sand dollars are pressed sand that has been dried or even the money of mermaids washed-up from the deep. In reality, the fragile disk is the skeleton of a marine animal. By the time the test washes up on the beach it is missing its velvety covering of minute spines and appears somewhat bleached from the sun. It is hard to believe it was once alive.

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