Source: squïd studios
This piece of jewellery is sadly not handmade by ourselves in Vienna and Munich, but manufactured by our supplier in Italy as we sadly need to grow our business a bit more before we can afford the necessary tools to make this ourselves, but we still wanted to bring this design to you.
In order to bring attention to the wonderous maritime creatures that we have named our label after, we name all of our jewellery pieces after squid and octopuses and want to tell you about why they are so cool.
Stubby squid are adorable little creatures that inhabit the depths of the ocean. They have large, inquisitive eyes and plump bodies, making them sure to capture the hearts of anyone who encounters them. Their bioluminescent glow serves a dual purpose, enhancing their camouflage and enabling them to communicate with others of their kind. Stubby Squid employ a counter-illumination strategy, modulating the intensity and pattern of their bioluminescent light to effectively eliminate their shadow, making it nearly impossible for predators to discern them against the background light of the ocean and ensuring their survival in the treacherous depths.
Our pieces are mailed out, wrapped in beautiful vintage art catalogues, posters, or magazines that we collect and recycle. Using resources that are already out there strains our environment less, and also allows us to create unique and individual packaging so every order is it's own experience.
Our jewellery pieces are delivered in a jewellery box which you can use to keep your jewellery safe or you can reuse it to keep other small objects, like cool stones or seashells from a holiday, tiny love letters, or anything that brings you joy.
Squïd Studios was founded in 2023 by Anna, Natha and Pia. The brand celebrates sustainability, inclusion and diversity while creating empowering pieces.
Eco-friendly: Squïd embraces a circular philosophy. Even though your items should last a lifetime, they offer repair services and even host free repair & upcycling workshops in Vienna and Munich. Keep an eye out on their events page!
They use recycled Sterling silver, freshwater pearls and deadstock fabrics.
Fair & local production: The brand started with only handmade pieces handmade by the founder team. If you're ordering from Germany, the pieces will be made by Natha, while Anna makes the pieces for the Austrian market. However, they recently increased their range with jewellery made in italy. The clothing is made by Farhan in a small atelier in Vienna.
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