I have a backlog of awesome NJ artists to profile, but I just came across Octopusme's etsy store and I'm experiencing extreme cognitive dissonance regarding this jewelry. It disturbs me as only marine biology can, but I'm drawn to it just the same.
If you're wondering how i came across it, I was looking for "Steampunk," as this concept is new to me and I'm finding it hard to nail down. I was thinking more like gears and stuff, but it seems this fits the bill also...
Octopus Sucker Ring
OctopusME Journey Pendant
Sm Unmatched Threesome - OctopusMe Tentacle Earrings
From OctopusME's shop announcements:
"The Octopus is a symbol of Transformation and Regeneration. Because of its reputation of changing colors to match its backgrounds, the octopus is also known as the Master of Disguise. Octopuses also have the power to regenerate. If an octopus loses an arm in battle it can grow a new one. Some can even detach and arm to distract predators and then grow another! Don't mess with the octopus because they can stun or kill you with one poisonous bite. The poison is called tetrodotoxin which is the same as Fugu, the puffer fish served in Japan. So treat your Octopus with Love!"