We call these our “designer” shells, because a lot of interior designers like to buy these sputnik sea urchins in bulk. They’re bobbly and bubbly and there’s nothing else out there quite like them, but please note that these sputnik sea urchins have a very fragile shell so are probably best out of the reach of younger members of the household. A tube foot or gill would once have extended out of each of the small holes you can see in the picture. The raised tubercles would have supported a spine. You can therefore show these to your friends and have the opportunity to use the word “tubercle” which is clearly one of the lesser used but most beautiful in the English Language. Grouped together these beautiful sputnik sea urchins create a wonderful effect. You’re staring in to the eyes of the natural world! On a tastier note, still very much considered a delicacy on dining tables from Sumatra to Zanzibar! If you are fond of beach decor, these are an ideal addition to your room or as wedding sea shell decorations. Please e-mail or call to buy seashells at bulk prices.
Popular as beach themed wedding decorations.
These are included in our Pick ‘N Mix selection. Buy any 10 products with the Pick ‘n Mix logo for £25.