As you may have read in a previous post, I have been collecting the snail shells outside my house. I have been thinking about a quick way to use the shells in this challenge. I covered the shells in Elmer's glue and let them dry on a sheet of waxed paper.
It ended up taking about 2 days for the glue to dry enough that I could remove the strip and form it around my finger. I enjoy the encapsulated shells, and think that with a different type of glue (one that is not water soluble) this idea of encasement could be pushed further.
Snail Shells, Elmer's Glue
April 19, 2010