Unique jewelry and art for unique personalities….life after death; gilded immortality.
Every piece is handmade with accents of real gold, silver and semiprecious stones. Specimens are salvaged from naturally deceased wild animals…these lives are ended only by nature, never man. All taxidermy work is done by the artist with the use of captive dermestid beetles and other environment-safe methods. Custom requests are always considered, and no two pieces are alike.
No Etsy account? No problem! Email TheSilverCaribou@aol.com or send a private message to http://raintulgey.tumblr.com/ to arrange a private sale. Paypal, checks, money orders all accepted. USA sales only due to wildlife laws.
So this is Mickey! She is a licensed and professionally trained taxidermist who travels internationally to teach affordable and professional taxidermy classes! All of her specimens are legally and ethically obtained (which you can read more about here) and she has classes scheduled all over the world!
She’ll be in Boston in March and my roommate Mal and I have already signed up! Head over to her site to see if your city has a class scheduled already, and if not, get some people together and tell her you want a class where you are!
Mousequerade is a store in London that only sells cruelty free ethical taxidermy. When I was strolling around Camden admiring all the pretty gothy clothing I would never expect to find this amazing store.
I love oddities and taxidermy, but Im also a vegetarian and I love animals - I despise anyone that builds their odditty collection at the cost of animal suffering. Mousequerade it’s the perfect place to buy your taxidermy if you feel the same way. You can feel the love that was put on all those beautiful furry creatures - and of course I had to bring a little mouse with me, her name is Charity Hope <3
I am an animal lover, a sometimes pet owner, and an environmentalist dedicated to protecting wildlife and their habitats. I am also an omnivore, a hide and bone artist, and engaged in a fierce war with the ants that get into my apartment. A large portion of my spiritual path involves animal totems, and every day I consume some portion of their physical counterparts, whether in food or medicine or other products.
I’ve also spent years detangling the inherent contradictions in these relationships to my fellow animals. I’ve toured the free range ranch where I get a lot of my meat, and I’ve watched the (probably staged) videos put out by animal rights groups on fur farming. I periodically assess my personal ethics with regards to the animal remains I incorporate into my artwork, and I research environmental groups and their track records before donating a portion of the money made from that art to them. I’ve played with baby teacup pigs, and then gone home and eaten bacon, and considered how the life of one pig was different from another. In short, I’ve done a lot of thinking about the animals in my life.
So has Hal Herzog, anthrozoologist and the author of the 2010 title Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat. The cover features three common animals in the American landscape to go with the tripartite title: a puppy, a rat, and a pig. The opening question, then, even before you open the book, is why do we eat pigs and not dogs, why do only a few of us keep pigs and rats as pests, and why do we become incensed about some people in Asia eating dogs specifically bred for meat while ignoring the plight of pigs in factory farm conditions?
Stunning 10 point whitetail buck skull, undamaged and *perfect* with no missing or cracked teeth. He has been airbrushed a deep, rich metallic copper with hints of blended brushed gold and dark bronze that reflect light to a gorgeous degree. The antlers have been recolored by hand to restore their natural woodland color. The skull was a salvage, killed only by nature, and was beetle-cleaned, degreased, sterilized and preserved by me.
This magnificent fellow includes a wall mount bracket that allows him to be displayed on any wall at a dramatic angle. He is not attached to the bracket and can simply be set on it and lifted off at any time for handling.