|Project by Stoneturner||posted 12-04-2009 03:31 AM||1573 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
This is a Christmas Tree Ornament that is made with a sea urchin shell. The shell has a large hole in the top and a smaller hole in the bottom. I made a large plug for the top and a smaller one for the bottom out of soap stone. I then made the top phenyl to accept a string to hang on the tree. The bottom phenyl was much harder to make as the soap stone will not tolerate much side pressure without breaking when it gets so thin. My only objection to this is that it is quite heavy to hang on the tree branch. It will bend it down somewhat.
I need to make some more as I have eleven more large shells like these and six smaller shells. The first one took me two days to figure out how to do it. Now that I know I can make one in about three hours.
This was a very fun project which resulted in a very unique item.
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