Sea Urchin Ornaments

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Project by TheDane posted 11-23-2013 07:11 PM 2017 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made up a batch of ornaments … sea urchins with walnut finials.

The bases on the upper and lower finials are connected with a piece of a bamboo skewer … that way, there is no glue on the sea urchin shells.

These shells range in diameter from 2” to 3” apiece … the top finials are about 1 1/4”, the bottom about 4 1/2”.

These are Christmas gifts, and no, the fancy hangers do not go with them!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#1 posted 11-23-2013 07:27 PM

These are really cool, great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#2 posted 11-23-2013 10:55 PM

While in Guam for two years, 1969-70, I was certified in SCBA diving and saw and had lots if these They even washed up onto the beach. Theirs are pale green when the animal is out and they are dried. My wife drilled holes at the top of the spines and strung them for curtains to keep the insects from coming through open doorways. They jingled much like windchimes. Your orniments are abso;utely beautiful. I wish I had seen them when the opportunity was there. As I got a ShopSmith when we returned stateside. Thus, I could have done such. I appreciate youur inginuity in thinking of such nice things.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#3 posted 11-24-2013 01:59 AM

Good job Gerry. Gona try these one day.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#4 posted 11-24-2013 03:01 AM

Beautiful work Gerry.

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#5 posted 11-24-2013 03:10 AM

Very attractive gifts—some people are going to be very lucky this Christmas.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 12-08-2013 10:10 PM

Truly a unique ornament, with real life build in.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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