Flatten the smaller piece to prepare for blending into the shell.
Push the snail onto the needle/dowel to make a hole. Be careful not to push too hard and ruin the snail.
I also put a smile on the snail with a toothpick. You could also put more beads into the shell for decoration. Then bake the clay according to the manufacturer's instructions. Then you glue them on after cooling. Voila! Escargot for your knitting needles.