Nautiluses are mollusks which are often called living fossils because they haven't evolved in 500 million years. They live only in the Indo-Pacific oceans, deep down the slopes of coral reefs. They are scavengers eating anything they find including molts from lobsters, crabs and carrion.
|Nautilus hemiphere (Image source)|
|Nautilus pompilius recorded feeding during daytime at 703 m on red bass bait||(Picture source)|
Luckily for us, we can still appreciate nautiluses in jewelry in other ways. Rachel Murgatroyd created a beautiful wire wrapped nautilus inspired ring design and shared the instructions on this video.
The focal is a gemstone in a Bezellite setting available from suppliers such as Fire Mountain Gems. This type of easy gemstone setting requires bending the prongs into place with pliers. You could also try using the snap set variety (see link below).
Before You Go:
- How to Use Snap Set Findings and Make Snap Set Jewelry
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