Stained glass triolobite window panel by trilobiteglassworks
Check out a friend of mine’s beautifully nerdy stained glass work!!
If forced to decide, I would have to say my Ammonite plushies are my favorite creations. If they didn’t take forever to make I would have an Etsy store full of them. Yes. I would. Unfortunately the pattern on their shells is all hand stitched which takes forever. There is a lot of pinning involved and a lot of anger on my side from constantly stabbing myself with said pins, but it works out in the end. All of my anger and pin pricks get resolved. I also have an affinity for extant tentacled species—octopus, squid, nautilus. Oh they’re adorable. So adorable. Can’t have those as pets, though. I know that’s a big reason why Ammonites are my favorite plush (maybe my favorite fossil too? not going to think about that right now).
I feel like I almost have made enough of these to make a Brady Bunch type photo square of just the Anomalocaris (Anomalocarises? Anomalocari? Pluralizing creatures has never been my strong suit). These are often the creations I’ve made that I get the most search hits on and within the last few months the most requests for. Anomalocaris are fascinating and awesome at the same time so I can completely understand :)
I usually end up working on them while I’m work (I have a lot of down time and it’s more productive for me than staring at the wall). It’s always an interesting situation to try to explain to people what the heck it is that I’m making. Most of my creations are like that, but Anomalocaris in particular. Inevitably “Wait, so it’s NOT a dinosaur?” comes up haha. I guess that sort of confusion is more acceptable than my mom when she occasionally asks “How are your aliens selling?”