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Packing 😒 #vultureculture

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A few things left in the shop - Use the coupon code ‘GRAVEROBBER’ at checkout for 15% off. Only through October 1st before the store temporarily closes.

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Moving - destashing, closing shop, etc.

It’s official that I’ll be moving into a (tiny) apartment on October 1st, and so ill be destashing stuff as i pack and hopefully listing things and possibly doing a moving sale to get rid of things, but im not certain on that. I will have to close the shop while I’m in the process of moving, and because I’ll be in a complex, I won’t be processing bones (not that I would be able to in the winter time anyways..).

I won’t be stopping bone art! I just will be shifting focus back onto other things and hopefully setting up to make masks (nothing promised, its a very small place..) 

More information will be posted soon. 

Im also still going to Louisville for the AFI show Oct. 8. You can catch me there, somewhere. 

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While experimenting with jewelry I found a new method of attaching (those annoyingly small and irritating to wrap but also too big for jump rings sized) vertebrae to leather cord by wrapping them onto beads. Not sure if this is something other people do but thought I’d post it for reference for others. 

This is a raccoon vertebrae, which is pretty small. Wrap one end of your wire around one side of the vertebrae as shown here, then thread the wire through your bead in a U shape. Use the natural curve of the vertebrae to level it onto the bead and wrap tight around the opposite side of the vertebrae. These beads happened to be the perfect size to where the wire keeps it secure and glue wasn’t needed, but I’m sure glueing the bone to the bead first can’t hurt at all. 

I’m sure this can be modified for use on all kinds of bones, thought I would post for reference. 

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straydogking:

#chupacabra #cryptid

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The belief that in death, beauty could be found. The belief that through the act of preservation, a new kind of life was promised. Immortal, perfect, brilliant, in the face of the shifting and decaying world. —The Taxidermist’s Daughter, Kate Mosse (via bonemonger)

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straydogking:

all i truly know is isolation, self damnation 

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Cat and raccoon vertebrae, leather cord, black wooden beads and real quartz crystals. I love how this turned out, makes me think of the American McGee’s Alice Cheshire Cat..

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Available in the shop

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straydogking:

Destashing stuff because i have too many extra things I never wear. 

Black clip on faux fur wolf tail - $10 + $3.50 for shipping within US, stuffed a bit less than I do now because this was a prototype and the seam is slightly visible at the top. Still nice quality regardless, it’s stuffed enough to keep the shape just fine. 

Palomino faux fur clip on canine tail - $15 + $3.50 shipping within US, worn a bit by me but still looks fine.

Both are priced at $20 new in my shop but right now i dont have time to make new tails so im trying to get rid of the tails i have laying around! PM me if you are interested, i can ship internationally as well. These are just cheaper than the made-to-order tails in my shop because theyre technically pre-owned or slightly lesser quality than my current work. 

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Super messy sketch of Requiem before he was felled from the heavens and had his wings ripped out. The feathers on his shoulders usually drawn on Requiem are the remains of his wings.

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An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way. —Charles Bukowski

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