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skarinja
« on: July 28, 2009 05:46:13 PM »

I recently went to California for a couple weeks and discovered a great store called Necromance (http://www.necromance.com/index.php?resolution=800) while in LA. They sell a variety of taxidermic animals, shells, bones, furs/skins, paws/feet, feathers, antlers, etc. Although the taxidermic animals are not road kill, everything else was, which does not hurt my conscience at all since it's just recycling something that was already dead.

Anyway, I bought a bunch of interesting bones there to make into jewelry.

I attached a raccoon penis bone ($6) to a gold chain (free) to wear as a necklace (yes, raccoons do have penis bones, in fact humans are one of the only mammals that don't have penis bones). You can wear it either horizontally or vertically which is pretty cool.









This is a small snake vertebra ($1) that I super glued onto a gold ring from Michaels ($2 for 12 I think). It's cute, but kind of sharp and can get caught on things so I wear it rarely as I'm not a big fashion over practicality person.








I also bought a mammalian mandible with the teeth still in to make into a hair clip but I haven't found a good glue that will work with the hair clip yet.


Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2009 06:18:38 PM »

I really like your ideas!  They're both very attractive, and I must say...That's a rather large bone for a raccoon to be blessed with!
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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2009 06:19:45 PM »

holy crap.  it's true.  
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baculum
dh thought it wasn't.  
finally i know something of anatomy that he didn't; thank you!
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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2009 06:34:59 PM »

I suppose the necklace will make for a good conversation piece Wink and the ring looks really cool, especially from the bird's eye perspective!
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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2009 06:50:16 PM »

Wow really cool! It looks really good. And I have a dirty mind so I am just giddy with all the puns that you can use while wearing it lol!! But you did a really good job. Normally I am creeped out by bones but I would wear both of your pieces! great job!
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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2009 07:33:37 PM »

very cool! i'll defiantly be checking out Necromance next time i'm in LA!
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« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2009 08:04:17 PM »

did you try e6000, btw?

ps: yay for recycling animals.  i mean, why not, right?!
especially if somebody else cleans them LOL
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« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2009 10:16:13 AM »

did you try e6000, btw?

ps: yay for recycling animals.  i mean, why not, right?!
especially if somebody else cleans them LOL

I have not tried e6000. I'm assuming its a glue? Does it rock? haha
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« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2009 10:37:20 AM »

these are awesome! Love them!
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« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2009 05:57:20 AM »

Wow! I love that website now haha. I've always kinda been into taxidermy (not the killing of animals but the uniqueness of nature on display and such)  Grin That necklace you made is definitely one of a kind and what an interesting story you can tell lol. Now I'm determined to buy a couple of pieces myself to make into gifts for christmas haha. And a little something for myself as well  Roll Eyes

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