Introducing a fun enamel pin depicting a curious axolotl. Surrounded by a nebulae-inspired environment, this axolotl is out to explore! Rainbow metal plating was chosen for this design to strengthen the galaxy aesthetic. The vibrant plating frames in the otherwise subtle pastel shades, creating a sweet picture of a friendly axolotl.
Product Details: Galactic Axolotl Enamel Pin
- Material: Soft Enamel
- Plating Style: Anodised (“Rainbow”)
- Grade: Standard Grade
- Size: approx. 1.5″/38mm
- Two rubber backs for added support
About the Axolotl
The axolotl, also known as the Mexican Walking Fish, is a species of freshwater salamander native to Mexico. Its name stems from the Aztecs and means “water dog”. It has very few natural predators, but are at the brink of extinction in the wild due to habitat loss.
About Galactic Reef: An Enamel Pin Collection
My Galactic Reef collection was funded through Kickstarter in March 2019. It featured eight galaxy-inspired sea creature enamel pin designs, each available in two color editions:
- Anodised (rainbow) plating with soft enamel (as featured in this listing)
- Gold plating with hard enamel
About the Artist
My name is Evy Benita, and I am an enamel pin maker and illustrator with a passion for wildlife. I enjoy exploring habitats around the world and learning about the amazing creatures that inhabit them. And I love featuring these animals in my enamel pin designs! Especially lesser known animals who often don’t receive the attention they deserve, it feels really great being able to bring them into the spotlight. The world is full of extraordinary creatures, big and small, and I cannot wait to see what discoveries the future brings.
If you’d like to follow my design process, here are some places you can find me:
Instagram + Twitter: @evybenita
Thank you for reading my fun facts! <3