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Over at [livejournal.com profile] artcommissions: Wolf totem bottles made from raw wolf fur, and wolfdog pendants featuring wolf fur and fossil sled dog teeth

Over at [livejournal.com profile] furhideandbone: random last minute sale of miscellaneous supplies

Trying to bring up a little extra money before leaving the country. Between Tango's medical bills and my own, I could certainly use a little extra.

Oh also, one more bit of art I screwed around with:

Coyote totem bottle pendant, Mark II )

Tooth or fang-shaped vial stuffed full of raw coyote fur and hermetically-sealed, with real coyote tooth on black leather cord with wooden spacer bead. For sale, $12.50 via PayPal only at this time. I need to get everything in the mail before Friday the 4th.

Thanks, everyone!
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They are going to look just like this, only with a real lynx claw instead of a tooth, and cat hair in the bottle. The lynx claw will look similar to the one featured in this piece. All of this strung on a leather cord, with brown wooden focal bead.

I would like to take the time now to introduce you to my partner in this venture, and fur donor Merlin:
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Merlin was a rescue kitty, some years back. His previous owner was going to euthanize him unless someone took him. Merlin also sheds like crazy, so I decided to put his hair to good use, spread the word. Portion of proceeds from the sales of these pendants will go to a feline no-kill shelter in the area where I live (there are a great many, due to the close proximity of the city from where I live, and the sheer number of strays).

I'm asking $10 each, price includes shipping. I'll take 4 slots.


This post is public so feel free to spread the word.

Note that there is also still room for more Corvid Wallhangings, if people are still interested and would like to sign up.
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Okay, here's the deal. They'll end up looking something like this, depending on the species. Two wings, with skull and deerskin loop for hanging. Made for totemic or animistic work.

Categories will show what I have available right now, and slots. $30 for each, price includes shipping within the U.S. For international folk, feel free to poke me about it. Estimated time frame for completion of commissions to be around mid to end of July. Payment will be due when the project is completed, but those interested are welcome to reserve their space now.

Carrion Crow
1. [livejournal.com profile] sheta_kaey
2. [livejournal.com profile] brigidsblest
3. [livejournal.com profile] crowebasalt


Eurasian Jay
1. [livejournal.com profile] conduit_cat

Note that I will not work with protected species (such as birds listed under the MBTA, the UK's Wildlife and Countryside Act, or CITES). What is reflected above is what I currently have available or is easily obtainable to me. None of what I obtain has ever been killed specifically for my art. I scavenge everything I have, and if they didn't come into my hands they'd be sitting in a landfill, rotting, or picked apart for fly tying. I donate a portion of proceeds from the sale of whatever I make to wildlife groups, namely Defenders of Wildlife, but I've been considering donating to the Audubon Society as of late as well.

Anyway, comment away if interested, and thank you. I should also note that this is also a part of an avian pathworking I've been doing...I find it interesting that the animal remains I seem to work closely with are canid and corvid (both are seen frequently together in the wild cooperating for food), or dog and bird (Yinepu and Djehuty, anyone?). The irony is not lost on me, and this was never originally an intentional pairing. Ha!
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[livejournal.com profile] painted_mare is currently going through some financial hardship, and on top of everything else she is struggling after an emergency vet visit for her beloved dog.

You can help her and her awesome doberman out by commissioning her art. She is a very talented artist, and is currently open to commissions of all kinds to help offset veterinary costs.

So please, do check her stuff out.
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Carrion crow (Corvus corax) foot, glass gold-yellow magatama on a black ball-chain.

Inspired by the stories of the crow being made sacred by the sun-god, Apollo--as symbolized by the bright golden magatama.

Available here at The Relic Hound.

Also, discounted prices on this, this aaaand this.

More stuff up later. Right now I'm sorting. A lot.
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Materials: Real crow foot, harvested legally in the UK, shiny reflective metallic charm, pietersite magatama, all strung on a gunmetal metallic chain with lobster clasp.

Concept: Tengu is the crow-goblin of Japan. Sometimes a kami, sometimes an evil spirit, sometimes a force of nature, like a thunderstorm (I thought the pietersite would mix well with this). There are many things that could be said or written about the tengu.

Price: $20.00, price includes shipping.

To be posted on Etsy later, when I'm feeling a little less like ass. Also, if you feel like you know anyone who might be interested in this, feel free to pass along.
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I posted my Xolotl piece, as well as my Urban Totem keyring on my store.

I also posted the Sirius pendant on the store, the first piece I've made using some real Egyptian faience beads from my little horde of ancient beads and other things. I'm rather stingy about those things, but I figured they would make a nice dedicatory pendant combined with the dog teeth.

Please take a look, and consider making a purchase. And feel free to pass all around the place. If I pay off my credit card bill by June, there will hopefully be extra fun things in store for the summer.
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Materials: Everything in this is bone, and the cord is black leather. The skull is an old Southeast Asian trade bead carved from water buffalo bone (roughly the size in diameter of a quater, if not a bit bigger), and the rest of the bones are from the domestic dog (roadkill, or otherwise natural causes).

Concept: Xolotl is probably one of my favorite gods of the Aztec pantheon. Commonly seen as a cynocephalic man, or a skeletal being, and is also a god of death. Dogs and death walk hand-in-hand in many aspects of Mesoamerican mythos. The skull reminded me of Xolotl, and seeing as I had a big jar of dog-bits (some of which were drilled into beads by [livejournal.com profile] skullfaced)...well, there you go.

Price: $12.50, price includes shipping.

I'll post this on my Etsy page later this week. Not tonight. I'm exhausted after a long day full of bullshit. Heh. It wasn't completely bad, thinking back on it, but enough to use up my patience for the day. I did a little artwork to help calm myself down a bit.

Anyway, now it's book and bed. Assuming I actually, you know...sleep. Otherwise it'll be another long night.
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Materials: Real preserved feral pigeon foot, brass cap, copper wire-wrapping, pull-tab from a soda can, charm that resembles hubcap on a car. Nickel-plated ball-chain and keychain ring are all scavenged from old keychains. Actually...you could say everything on this piece is scavenged from somewhere (well, a lot of my stuff is to begin with), which was the focus of this.

The pigeon. The classic urban totem. Survival, endurance, tenacity, grace in flight. One of many things that describe an animal that is so versatile in even the most deep city environments. This would be perfect for anyone engaging in urban paganism or shamanism.

I'm asking $12.50 (price includes shipping), and will post it up on my store later tomorrow, unless someone else is interested.
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Finished art for [livejournal.com profile] corvithrope

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Materials: Real carrion crow foot (corvus corax), taken legally in the UK, topped with brass cap, black copper bail, and gold-tone jump ring, strung on a soft deerskin lace with two coyote bone beads. The dangle features a coyote tooth, and a green glass magatama.

Hope you like! This was loads of fun to do.
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Carrion crow (corvus corax) foot, capped with a bronze cap. I added the bail and jump ring myself. I'm going to do something with this...I can't decide if it would look good on a cord or on a chain. Either, possibly. I am going to offer this for sale, as soon as I add some other stuff to it. If anyone would like to claim it, or have suggestions for further work (Cord? Chain? Beads? Bone? Tooth? Magatama?), PM me or leave a comment. I may ask $10 as a base price for the foot itself, I'm still working it out. I'm trying to be interactive with my artwork here, hehe.

I do have other feet...I'd have to see how many. I only have one matched pair of feet though, a pair of huge feet (this crow must've been on steroids...or it's a pair of raven feet as I'm suspecting--they were originally sold to me years back as "crow" though) that are going to go to [livejournal.com profile] orthaevelve.

I'm thinking I rather enjoy working with bird-bits.
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Old and weathered raccoon skull found out in nature, missing some teeth. Added hemp cord dangles with bone beads, shells and wood--something I took to symbolize its scavenging nature. Also included a hemp cord "headband" with a dark green glass magatama, a sort of representation of it being a spirit of nature. And, of course, a deerskin leather loop for hanging.

I haven't added him to my Etsy page yet, and I'm a bit too tired to right now. But if anyone happens to be interested in him, feel free to drop a comment. I think I might ask $14.00 for him including shipping, but I can probably haggle.

Totally...beat. But having trouble settling down to bed. Guhhhhh.
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Made with a real grey wolf claw and foot bones. Claw is wire-wrapped and strung on a leather cord, with wooden bead spacers. For sale on my Etsy shop here. On reserve. But I may make more like this in the future, or even work on commission. Poke me privately for details if interested.
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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

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

PayPal. Money orders. Just ask.

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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Wolf and coyote tooth pendants )

So. I have a crapload of drilled coyote teeth, and two wolf (c. laniger, I believe) teeth, that I'm making into pendants. The quality of my laptop camera is shit, but I tried to make a comparison. The wolf tooth is the one with the red bead, the coyote with the brown. Beads are wood, the thong is cotton (or hemp in the same size/color will also be used).

My question is, would anyone be interested in these, should I decide to vend them at Thresholds? I am thinking, at least half the proceeds for the coyote teeth, and all the proceeds for the two wolf teeth will go to the Defenders of Wildlife to offset the Northern Rockies/ Yellowstone wolf lawsuit. I'm thinking around $10 - $15 for the coyote teeth, $20 for the wolf? Is this reasonable? I've honestly never really sold anything before, especially not anything I've made.

Any feedback, especially from people attending the event, would be appreciated.

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