Itty Bitty Marble Snail

quidam2March 30, 2011

I was inspired on here recently to make a snail. I am not going out and buying new stuff so making due with what I have. So, I made a snail out of a marble I had as a child, berry wire, beading wire and two plastic beads. I am going to make more to following each other around on a wooden chair that I use as a planter or around my barrel planter. I know they are small but I am working my way up to bigger ones.

Smiles!

Here is a link that might be useful: snail

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nanatricia

Too cute !!!! What kind of wire did you use ?

    Bookmark   March 30, 2011 at 8:49PM
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rock_oak_deer(8b TX)

That is cute as a button! We must see more!

You did a great job bending that wire too.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2011 at 10:06PM
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jeannespines

Oh, I like this size! They will be cute on your planters! Very cute! You did a great job! TFS! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2011 at 10:08PM
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laurastheme(8)

I love this. I've been thinking about making snails and this looks like something I'd like to copy if you don't mind.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2011 at 10:39PM
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marylee_2010

That is adorable. I love it. - Marylee

    Bookmark   March 30, 2011 at 10:43PM
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luna_llena_feliz

Love it! That is so adorable. I agree with jeannespines, that size is just right.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2011 at 11:07PM
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angie83(9)

Wow that is so cute love it.
Angie

    Bookmark   March 31, 2011 at 12:05AM
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quidam2

Thank you all for your enthusiastic responses and constant inspiration!

Nanatricia--I used field fencing repair wire that you can get at Home Depot. I just called it berry wire because I usually use it to string up blackberries. It will rust a bit and I think that will add a good look to the snail.

Laurastheme--Of course you can copy it! I post to give ideas to others as I get so many from the creative people here. I didn't even think of making a snail until I saw rmurray's post with his snail sculptures.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2011 at 2:30AM
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Purplemoon

That is an adorable little guy, he went right into our GJ Misc Inspiration album! What a wonderful idea.

hugs, Karen

    Bookmark   March 31, 2011 at 3:07AM
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princess_mimi(z5 6 OH)

I love it! I really like that sort of snail better than the kind that usually show up in my garden!

~~Mimi

    Bookmark   March 31, 2011 at 8:27AM
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shrillmtb

So cute! What a great idea...I'm going to have to go find my marbles :)

    Bookmark   March 31, 2011 at 10:15AM
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Marlene Kindred

He is SOOOO cute! Love it and the size is great too! Did you hot glue the marble and beads on or use something else? Very, very cute!

    Bookmark   March 31, 2011 at 10:58AM
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sunnyca_gw

Very cute!! That's what I needed to do today, put out snail pellets, looped off 1 tomato yesterday. Guess i better go do that! I like yours much better than what's out back, slugs are even worse! ugh!! Jan

    Bookmark   March 31, 2011 at 6:40PM
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quidam2

Yep, I had to go buy slug bait today.

Marlene--I used E6000 glue. It is like aquarium glue. You could probably use hot glue.

I am just so happy that all of you got a smile or inspiration from the little guy.

    Bookmark   March 31, 2011 at 8:09PM
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concretenprimroses(4B NH)

Nice job bending the wire just right!
Very cute.
Kathy

    Bookmark   April 2, 2011 at 9:43AM
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tehuti

Well you most certainly could have just started a new epidemic. I can visualize vast new armies of delightfully colored snails marauding the backyard gardens and potted plants across America.

What a GREAT creation: There is often no substitute for KISS (Keep It Simple Sir [or Sister]). Marvelous, I love it.

I presume the head was constructed with chandelier crystals.

    Bookmark   April 2, 2011 at 9:45PM
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azcactusflower

quidam2,I don't know how I missed your post!!!! That is the cutest little snail!!! As the other ladies have said it looks really simple to make, but it will add alot to potted plants. I just happen to have found a roll of the type of wire you mentioned in my hubby's tool box. Guess who it belongs to now!!!!! Thanks again for sharing.

    Bookmark   April 17, 2011 at 2:14PM
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hengal(z5 / IN)

Your snail is adorable!

    Bookmark   April 21, 2011 at 10:58AM
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