Friday, May 15, 2015

Sea Urchin

I was with KM this past weekend and I made her eat Uni. Uni is the Japanese word for sea urchin roe. She didn't like it very much. It is my man's favorite and I like it quite a bit, too, so I thought it might be worth a shot. 

Anyway, I thought it might be fun to see what kind of fashions incorporate this spiny little fellow. I was sadly disappointed in my search. All I could really find was the dried shell without spines being depicted. So I did a quick sketch of what I was hoping to find.

I did find these shoes, but even with a reverse image search I could not find the original source. Oh well.

Urchin Necklace 
There are necklaces on Etsy like the one above made from sea urchin spines.

Here is my own collection of spines. I think they are too delicate to turn into a necklace, though. 

Printed Dress
 I am usually more a fan of the spines than the shell, but this 3D printed dress incorporates the sea urchin shell in a way I enjoy. On second thought, it might just be a floral design that my mind is reading as "sea urchin."


  1. It's so squishy and weird <0.0>. Maybe its an acquired taste, I might give it another chance - in like 5 years or so lol. I do love watching urchins wander around in tide pools just don't like eating them or accidentally stepping on them :P. Love the sketch and the spiked heels, I have some of the more delicate urchin spikes too - maybe we could encase them in resin and make a pendant that way. <3 you!

    1. I don't think anyone likes stepping on them!
      Just think birthday cake frosting the next time you have it. I swear it tastes like an oceany version of that.
      Maybe put the spines in a little bottle?