Sea Urchin Ornaments

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Project by TheDane posted 272 days ago 672 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 272 days ago

These are really cool, great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#2 posted 272 days ago

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 272 days ago

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 272 days ago

Beautiful work Gerry.

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#5 posted 272 days ago

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 257 days ago

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

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

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