Friday, August 13, 2010

That's some snail!

Last month, while on Cape Cod, I came across these ADORABLE snails made of metal and stone.
I wanted one... but I was NOT about to pay tourist prices to get one, especially since my husband is a blacksmith in his free time and knows how to move metal (and has a lot of it laying around the garage).

So, I asked for a lesson on how to use the forge and the basics of moving metal.  That was a couple weekends ago.  Today, I took a half-day off from work and spent the afternoon playing around, finally ending up with this...

Isn't it cute?!?

I had an idea in my mind of what I wanted it to look like.  I wasn't sure I had the skills to move the metal the way I wanted it to move.  It didn't turn out exactly the way I imagined.  But, I am SO HAPPY with the result.  I definitely want to make more!

1 comment:

Adrienne said...

Oh my gosh! I love him!!!!! He is so stinkin' cute. Hooray for you! Ok - lots of exclamation points ... this comment should be part of a Sienfield episode ;-)