February’s Enamel Pin Club Design Reveal: the Dumbo Octopus
I launched my wildlife-themed enamel pin club back in January 2018. This month, it celebrates its two year anniversary! On this special occasion, I bring you an animal very dear to my heart: the Dumbo Octopus.
Evy B’s Monthly Enamel Pin Club
My enamel pin club produces new and exciting designs every single month! By signing up for a membership through Patreon, you’ll be able to jump on and off whenever it suits you.
The Moon Dumbo Octopus designs featured in this post will be sent out to all Pin Club members who sign up before February 1st, 2021. However, I do order extra pins in order to make sure future members will be able to complete the sets. So, if you join my enamel pin club after February 21st, you might still be able to pick up the Dumbo pins from my Patreon Secret Shop.
About the Dumbo Octopus
When a Grimpoteuthis octopus swims, its big flapping head fins create a stunning resemblance to Disney’s adorable flying elephant, Dumbo. Due to this resemblance, it has been given the nickname “Dumbo octopus”.
Want more Dumbo octopus pins? If you followed my work back in 2019, you might be aware that this is not my first time dabbling in Dumbo octopus pins…
However, for my Moon collection, I’m featuring an entirely different species!
New Species, You Say?
Despite often being referred to as one species, there are actually 17 or so species of the Dumbo octopus. All species are of the Grimpoteuthis genus, and very little is known about them. However, we know of a couple of traits that have allowed us to group them together:
- They’re umbrella-shaped octopuses with fins.
- They all have fins protruding from the sides of their mantles, just above their eyes.
Introducing a Grimpoteuthis Bathynectes “Dumbo Octopus” Enamel Pin
This month, I welcome the Grimpoteuthis Bathynectes into my Moon collection. The Grimpoteuthis Bathynectes, or Bathy for short, is a visually sharp species of deep-sea dumbo octopus.
There are only 13 confirmed individuals of the Grimpoteuthis Bathynectes species, and I think it will make a wonderful guardian of the waning crescent moon phase.
Moon: a Cosmic Sea Trek
Moon is a branching enamel pin collection from my Cosmic Sea series. This eight-piece collection features the phases of the moon, and pairs them up with the zones of the ocean.
Past Designs from my Moon Collection
So far, four designs have been revealed. The fifth Moon enamel pin will be revealed in March 2021, and the final piece of the series will surface in the following June.
A UK Pin Club • Worldwide Shipping
My pin club is based in the UK, and ships worldwide! You can join today through my Patreon. During the duration of your membership, you also have access to a 15% discount on close to everything in my shop (only excludes pre-order listings).
Thank you for stopping by today!