A beautiful enamel pin featuring the critically endangered Hawaiian monk seal: the official state animal of Hawaii! The pin features a happy seal surrounded by a galaxy themed environment, completed with subtle pastel shades of soft enamel and vibrant rainbow metal plating.
Product Details: Hawaiian Monk Seal 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 Hawaiian Monk Seal
The Hawaiian monk seal is the official state animal of Hawaii! Hawaiians refer to the seal as `Ilio holo I ka uaua, meaning “dog that runs in rough water.”
About Galactic Reef: An Enamel Pin Collection
Galactic Reef was inspired by the nebulae aesthetic, combined with the similarities between mysteries of the ocean and mysteries of outer space.
The pin 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 checking me out! Love, – Monk Seal (and starfish friend) <3