This Starfish Shape Shell Ornament is a stunning display of ocean art. The ornament’s base is designed to resemble the appearance of a starfish with arms created using a sliced Cerethium shell that include delicate spirals embedded within carve-outs of diminishing size as the arms radiate from the base. Carefully attached to this base, the starfish or glass gem (your choice) completes this stunning piece. Hover over image to zoom in for a more detailed view of its beauty.
When hung with the included ivory or silver ribbon (your choice) on an ornament stand, the Starfish Shape Shell Ornament provides a calming presence at your desk or on your wall. Several of these Starfish Shape Shell Ornaments combined with Shimmer Shell Ornaments and Sand Dollars of Peace will enhance the ordinary Christmas tree into a celebration of nature and life–a perfect theme to celebrate the Christmas season.
The Starfish Shape Shell Ornament is approximately 4″ high by 4 1/4″ wide.
Starfish Legends: An aboriginal Australian fable relates that some animals needed a canoe to cross the ocean. The Whale had one but refused to use it so Starfish distracted the Whale by telling stories and grooming it while the other animals stole the canoe. When the Whale realized the trick, it beat Starfish ragged which is the reason for its appearance. Starfish also play a prominent role in Hawaiian culture as described in that culture’s The Creation Song which describes the Starfish as one of the first “uncreated gods” of Hawaii. More recently, the starfish Patrick Star is the best friend of SpongeBob SquarePants.
Note: Your item may differ slightly in color and shells included because each piece is individually handcrafted with shells chosen to highlight the beauty of the piece.