Mark Poulin makes jewelry for nerds and animal-lovers #Sponsors#Style & Grooming#animals#dinosaurs#geeky#gifts#jewelry April 5 2013 | Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin This business paid a fee to be listed on Offbeat Home & Life because they feel their products and services are a great fit with offbeat philosophies… and we agree. Learn more about our ads. Meet the quadrapus earrings! Ariel loves them so, she's been wearing these every day for a week. Y'all get ready to do SQUEEing and AWWWWing over Offbeat Home & Life sponsor Mark Poulin's quirky and cute jewelry. Artist Mark Poulin combines his love of creating cartoons with his passion for metalwork to create a wide range of animal-inspired necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings. And all of it is handmade in Oakland, California. From octopodes (or quadrapodes?), dogs and cats to sloths and dinosaurs… these pieces are guaranteed to be the cutest damn things you will see today. Ready to take the "I dare you not to say AWWWWW, while you check out this jewelry" challenge? Ready… go! The Little Sloth Necklace is one of Mark Poulin's most popular jewelry designs — hand-cast in sterling silver from an original wax model based on Mark's drawings. (Just ask Kristin Bell, sloths are the new cats!) Mother's Day is coming up! The Sock Monkey Mother-Daughter Set is the perfect gift for your mom. Adorable "mother" and "daughter" versions of the same charm, these are also hand cast in sterling silver. Who loves platypuses? Mark Poulin does! And you do too! This pewter charm has also been hand-cast based on Mark's original (freaking adorable-ass) platypus drawing. MarmarSuperstar Magnetic Necklace Sets include a hand cast original pewter bezel and three interchangeable magnets with a 30" silvertone ball chain included. Switch out the magnets with any of Mark Poulin's over 300 magnet designs. And necklace sets come in a cute tin — perfect for gift-giving! This set has three different dinosaurs. Therefore, this set is my personal favorite. Magnetic necklace sets are actually pretty nifty for you nerdy-types. This science-themed set has a friendly molecule and a microscope, plus your own "scientist in training" badge to wear proudly in chemistry lab. OFFBEAT DISCOUNT: For today until April 12, 2013 save 10% in either of Mark Poulin's Etsy stores — marmarsuperstar.etsy.com and marmar.etsy.com — by using the code OFFBEATHOME at checkout. If you're looking for Mother's Day gifts, birthday presents, something for your wedding party, or just something adorable for yourself… Mark Poulin's creations are bound to do the job. Click here to eenter a magical and adorable world of jewelry! Seattleites, come to our party for the chance to win some of this adorableness! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Horowitz When Megan's not writing, traveling, and sleeping, she's eating like the fate of the world depends on it. (You're welcome, world!) You can snoop into her personal life over on her website The Dash and Dine! @meggyfin @thedashanddine @meggyfin PREVIOUS Permanent multi-generational homes: Would you do it? NEXT An AT-AT walker designed for a four-year-old Show/Hide comments [ 11 ] I'm totally wearing my quadrapus earrings again today. 1 agrees Reply I hate to do this. Tetrapus. (Greek, you see.) 2 agree Reply You'll have to talk to Mark Poulin about that. Quadrapus is his word, not mine. 3 agree Reply Fair enough! They're cute whatever they're called. Reply I die! I was gifted a Mark Poulin necklace from a student a few years ago and I LOVE IT. I get a ton of compliments on it all the time. Reply I just love that he uses the name MarMar because that's what my son used to call his soon-to-be stepdad when he was little because he couldn't say his full name. 🙂 The jewelry is adorable too though! Where do we enter the discount code? When I try to check out, there is no option, other than including a message with my order. Reply Haha that's why Mark's Etsy store is called Marmar too – that's what his son calls him! 1 agrees Reply Tina, did you try the instructions here? Reply Hi Tina, The coupon code wasn't activated at first, sorry! It's now active, so follow the instructions on the Etsy site that Ariel posted and it should work. 1 agrees Reply I'm emailing this link to my husband with the subject line "Present ideas". Reply I love Mark Poulin! I've got two necklaces- an owl and a panda- and LOVE them!! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Subscribe me to your mailing list No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.