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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

Jackdaw
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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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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 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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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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(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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