While tiny urchins are rare and almost impossible to find, it is equally amazing to find a large intact urchin that has been the snack of a gull and discarded on the beach to tumble in the surf. Ever since I made the first little urchin I’ve been wanting to make a larger one. This urchin has a presence, it makes a statement.
The base of this urchin was handcarved in wax and carefully hollowed out for wearability. I then individually applied hot wax spheres to create the familiar texture. After a mold was made it was cast using the lost wax method, cleaned up and finished like most of my pieces with a stippled texture.
This pendant features a 3/4 carat Maine Tourmaline from Mt Mica in South Paris, Maine, just 30 minutes from my studio! Please visit the contact page to custom order an urchin in your choice of metal with your favorite gemstone.
Pendant measures 1” tall by ¾” wide and comes on an 18” chain, other lengths available.