Jewelry making odds and ends (both new and salvaged), crystals, herbs, and bones. Some of these items I will be shipping off to wolftea in the next few weeks for a custom piece I requested from her that, thankfully, she accepted! The last picture with a shell casing containing a small smoky quartz crystal, the crystal was a piece of a necklace I purchased from her a while back that I literally loved to pieces. I will be reusing it to create something new.
A cradleboard, by the Kootenai (Kutenai), who live in what we today call Idaho. Besides pretty, it is quite intricate with wood, cotton, glass and metal beads, shells, animal teeth, and twine all carved, sewn, and fringed together to make the elaborate patterns we see. (Circa 1880)
Baby owls will be slowly trickling back into the shop! The first one is the brown baby owl. *hooray!* He can sit on your desk or even hang out among your plants. Really he can be wherever and still look super cute!
10% of the proceeds for any baby owl purchase will go to the Second Chance Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, which is a non-profit that uses 100% of the donations to treat and return injured, sick, and orphaned animals to their natural habitat. The money is used for medicine, vet visits, and food.
This is my second beaded rat! He’s a bit smaller than the first, seeing as I used seed beads this time around. His mask is supposed to be brown, but sometimes in different lighting it looks purple. I dunno, but it kinda looks cool. He’s sitting on a quarter, just for size reference.
His name, thanks to vaguelyineffable, is Alfie!
I don’t know why I’m posting a picture. Showing off, I s'pose.
I thought I’d try making something that’s not an invertebrate for a change, so have a leopard gecko! I am planning to make a few more morphs in future, since this didn’t take quite as long as some of the other things I’ve done…