Sorting Shark Teeth

Today I had a recent order of fossil shark teeth come in the mail around lunch time. So what to do? One of my favorite things, even though some might consider it silly. I love sorting things. Just love it. I ordered little ones on purpose because I think they will make great grouped dangles. So I set about culling the herd of little shark teeth, separating the “breaks” from the “wrappers”. I totally made these terms up. The “breaks” are the broken or fragmented teeth that are no good for doing a standard shark tooth wrap with wire. They will be good for setting in resin later though. The “wrappers” are those teeth that look fairly pristine and that I can definitely get a secure wire wrap around.

Sorting tiny shark teeth.

Sorting tiny shark teeth.

During the sorting I found the absolute cutest and tiniest little tooth ever. This little bitty thing must have been shed by a baby shark a few million years ago. Sharks fascinate me and terrify me at the same time. I love the idea of wearing something so incredibly old. It’s like carrying a little piece of time and natural history with you.

Teeny tiny shark tooth.

Teeny tiny shark tooth.

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