Making lots of rustic, unisex necklaces for the Rainingman Festival in Cement, WA this coming weekend. Music, art, skill shares, camping and more! Anything left over will be available in my etsy shop in September. #bonejewelry #crueltyfree #scavenger #ethical #ostealjewelry #osteal #pnw #Seattle #mountvernon #cascadia #vultureculture #bones #boho #bohemian
Ethics come from practice of a religion. You learn to respect God and His creation. Those that practise rituals of a religion but the spirit of the religion is missing from it are fake followers. As soon as spirituality exits a religion it becomes vulnerable to falling into the hands of fanatic perverts.
I found the place where animals come to eat other animals and tons of bones. First one I picked up was a fantastically mummified groundhogs paw. I was afraid to take it home because I didn’t want it smelling so I had to put it back. Then I managed to find the groundhogs body with the bottom jaw still connected, and further down the hill what I believe to be its top half. I was really shocked to see most of the teeth in the whole skull stayed except some on the top.
Then what I could only imagine to be a rabbits vertebrae was scattered all over along with some red tailed hawk feathers.
There was just so many bones everywhere but the next two one caught my eye. The fourth picture I have no clue what it is. But I found it near what looks like a rather large tooth that very worn down. They both are around an inch big. Would love to know from a more seasoned scavenger what animal part I’m looking at.
"In the Namib desert where rain is rare but fog common, a beetle survives by condensing water on its back until drops roll into the insect’s mouth."
The “Warka Water” project (named after the Ethiopian tree) works using the same principles as the trees and the Namib beetles but on a large scale. It sounds fanciful and whimsical, and certainly looks too beautiful to be true, but the science is solid and every aspect of production and implementation seems well thought out.
This project benefits women and children in mountainous Ethiopia that had to walk several hours to collect water which is shared with livestock, often contaminated and undrinkable. The 9m tall frames have a special netted material inside that traps clean condensing droplets of water and collects them in a reservoir for everyone to use.
The concept was designed by Italian company “Architecture and Vision” and was intended to “be built with local skills and materials by the village inhabitants.” This cuts out funding and maintenance issues, making the solution sustainable and awesome.
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