Mar. 31st, 2009

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(I'd be grateful to anyone who would be willing to take the time to pass this along to anyone who might be interested--I've made this post public. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!)

Canine Series
Sirius - Pagan-themed. Made with black leather cord, two domestic dog teeth, and six authentic ancient Egyptian faience beads from 716-30 B.C. The two dog teeth represent the binary star-system Sirius. The pendant itself is made in dedication to Wepwawet and Yinepu. $25
Basic Dog-Tooth Pendant - Domestic dog tooth, hemp cord, antique-style silvertone beads. $10 each (multiple copies)
Pariah Dog - Domestic dog tooth, brown leather cord, India camel-bone choker bead. $15 each (2x of these)
Village Dog bracelet - Three domestic dog teeth, antique water buffalo trade beads on stretch-cord. One size fits most. $12

Magatama Series
Magatama 1: Woodsy - dark brown leather cord, wood bead spacer, moss agate magatama. $12
Magatama 2: Flame - dark brown leather cord, camel bone spacer, goldstone magatama. $12
Magatama 3: Tribal dark brown leather cord, camel bone spacer, dog tooth bead, pale yellow jadeite magatama. $15


Other
Necromancy - Dark brown leather cord, antique water buffalo bone hoop. The skull is also an antique, and possibly carved from the same animal. The black choker bead is India camel-bone, the bead below it is probably water buffalo. With the exception of the camel-bead and leather cord, all components are made of antique trade material from Asia. $20

Three Random Things - Left to right:
Libyan desert glass, with wire-wrap for pendant: $15
Antique Black Forest boar-bristle charm (circa 1940s): $20
Antique Black Forest rabbit-toe charm (circa 1940s): $25


Payment
PayPal. Money orders. Just ask.

Notes
The dog tooth beads came in bulk from China--probably leftover from the food industry. I compose my stuff from a collection of trade beads, antiquities and other curiosities. My sources are all people and places which are reliable and knowledgeable, and when appropriate, provenance will be given.

I am an animist, and I incorporate my practices and belief in my work, being attracted to the natural and the antique. Some of the items I've made things with are very old, and have been around for a long time.

Funds from purchases will go towards paying off bills and debt, so I can move in with my fiancee in Germany. Unfortunately, the U.S. does not at this time recognize our relationship, leaving me to go into exile in order for us to be together. We'll need all the help we can get in making this possible.
Proceeds from the sale of all animal products will go to nonprofits dedicated to animal rescue, or wildlife conservation.

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