Wildlife Jewelry

KC

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I had a silversmith mount these ivories in silver bases with loops. Then I assembled the rest. This necklace holds the ivories of six mature bulls, two cows and a spike bull, which I have taken over several years. All the silver is Sterling. The ferrels are bone. It's too elaborate for me to wear. But it makes a nice piece of wildlife art.



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Elkhunter

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KC, those are very nice. Those necklasses would look nice just hanging on the wall or framed. They are all very nice pieces of jewelry or art.
 

KC

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TwoElks:

Thanks for the kind comments. The first two are mounted in shadow boxes and hanging on the wall. As a piece of wearing apparel, I like the last one the best. It's simple enough that I might actually wear it someday.

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Moosie

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KC, I have some bear teeth and Bear Claws that I want on a chain... You interested in doing that for me ? Something simple I think


Nice Jerlery ya got there !!
 
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Beautiful stuff, KC. It is good to see someone take treasures of nature and turn them into something nice, whether as a showpiece, or as decorative apparel.
 

KC

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Moosie:

There's a store here in Colorado Springs that helps people learn how to do this kind of craft. They sell the silver beads, bone pipes, clasps, mounts, cables, etc. I bet there's a similar store in Boise. It's easy to assemble the components. The hard part is getting the ivories/teeth/claws.

If you can't find a store in Boise, I would be happy to mount your bear teeth/claws on a necklace. I could use pendant mounts like the last two pictures. Having them set in silver bases, like the first pictures, costs about $40 per tooth/claw.

Send me an e-mail if I can help.

KC
 
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