Mel Genge has been heading back to Newfoundland once or twice a year for many years. This Damndemic has foiled those plans for far too long so Mel had a nostalgic trip to his turning supplies and found these North Atlantic sea urchins.
These sea urchins make nice gifts.
I got them on my last trip to Newfoundland before the pandemic hit. Note the difference in colour. The green ones are the ones you find on the beaches after the sun bakes the spines off them and they turn a little green. The purple coloured ones are from my brother in-law. He was able to pull them from the bait fishing nets when they were lobster 🦞 fishing and gave them to me. I put them in a pot and boiled them in order to remove the spines. I prefer the natural colour of the purple ones. To make them into ornaments I turn some small finials out of maple and dye them with leather dye and spray them .