These sea urchin ornaments are hand-crafted from purple, green, pink or Sputnik sea urchin shells.  Sputnik urchins are available in two sizes, either 1″ diameter or 2.5-3″ diameter. The wood for the icicles are exotic hardwoods including Macasser ebony, padauk, cocobolo, bocote, olivewood, pink ivory, various rosewoods, bloodwood, and redheart. I usually make about twenty new urchin ornaments each year before the fall craft shows. For a different appearance, we can gild the urchin with gold, copper. silver or mixed metal flakes.