This one has a little elastic strap on it making each slug a convertable snail, if you will! How fun! But I don't like that you can see it so I think I may just attached the soft shells to the slugs permantly. I haven't figured that out yet, but I'll be sure to post lots more photos as I test out new designs and ideas!
Monday, April 20, 2009
Here's a sneak peek at a totally new project I am working on. It's absolutely a work in progress, lots of kinks to work out, but I'm excited and I hope it will expand my market a bit. I toyed with making snails before but could never get the shell just right out of clay. Plus is requires a lot of clay and makes the sculpture really heavy meaning more shipping costs. I also had the idea to use fabric, I love to sew but haven't in such a long time. My mom recently gave me an old sewing machine a friend was just throwing away, so I thought I'd give it a try. The plan is to use old t-shirts in bright colors of course for the shells and stuff them with polyfil. The first one I made wasn't really salvagable! But I liked this one a lot. Because my slugs are unconventional in design, I decided my little snail shells would have to be a bit different as well.