Friday, August 12, 2005

Ryan's Snails

Now that the Friday Book Review is out of the way, I can move on to pictures of my latest creations. This is actual work, not "cheater" pictures of stuff I bought but haven't used yet ;-) My little boy, Ryan, is just absolutely bonkers about snails. I have no idea why, but he is endlessly fascinated by them and so we have to go on "snail hunts" nearly every evening around the neighborhood and we have books on snails and stuffed snails and songs about snails and snail movies on DVD and pretty much if it's slimy, gross and has to do with snails - we've got one. So, when I was doing my usual weekly bead perusing of a favorite bead auction site, I was thrilled to find these cute little sets of snail beads by Ginger Sanders. They've been sitting on my work table for a while now as I tried to decide the best way to make them up. And so, without further ado, here are Ryan's snail earrings:

And here's the second set:

Being borosilicate glass, they don't scan all that well, but the colors (as usual) are prettier in real life. Lots of deep greens and blues and ambers that seem to "glow" from within the beads. Hmmm...glowing snails...I better not mention that to Ryan or we'll have to go look for those and when we don't find them I'll get the "why, Mommy?" ad infinitum.

Happy Snail Hunting!



Jenie said...
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Jenie said...

Those are cool, and that's saying something, because I do *not* like snails. :)

Silver Parrot said...

Thanks :-)

At least you "get" that they are snails. Someone else commented that they look like rabbits.