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Itty Bitty Marble Snail

Posted by quidam2 (My Page) on
Wed, Mar 30, 11 at 20:28

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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RE: Itty Bitty Marble Snail

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


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RE: Itty Bitty Marble Snail

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

You did a great job bending that wire too.


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


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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.


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RE: Itty Bitty Marble Snail

That is adorable. I love it. - Marylee


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


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Wow that is so cute love it.
Angie


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RE: Itty Bitty Marble Snail

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.


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RE: Itty Bitty Marble Snail

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

hugs, Karen


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

~~Mimi


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


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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!


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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


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RE: Itty Bitty Marble Snail

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.


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


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RE: Itty Bitty Marble Snail

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.


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RE: Itty Bitty Marble Snail

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.


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Your snail is adorable!


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