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chikki sixx
« on: April 01, 2004 03:45:08 PM »

Does anyone know whare I could get bones?  yes, real bones.  I'm looking for small ones (up to 3 inches).
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Mojo
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2004 04:51:03 PM »

You could try making friends with a butcher.  That's how I get bones for my dog.  
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« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2004 08:31:10 PM »

you need ROADKILL and MEATANTS!

What are you making? are you doing beads and pendants or something?
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« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2004 08:45:32 PM »

I hate to jump on the ebay-hype wagon, but if you do a search for "animal bones" so many lots come up with all kindsa assorted bones.  
I am a lover of bones too..the proud owner of an entire cow spine.  Usually we take a trip out to the country and meander through abandoned farm lots...there are always pieces laying around...(creepy!)
I really think bones are beautiful.
I'm not a creep...promise.
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chikki sixx
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2004 05:35:43 AM »

I tried ebay looking for "bones" but i'll try "animal bones".  Ya, I want to make some jewlery with them.  I love bones too, and I am a creep.
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2004 05:40:43 AM »

A friend of mine makes beautiful pendants carved from bone. She gets hers from: butchers, her kitchen (chickens, beef, pork, etc.) and she has made friends with lots and lots of hunters.  Wink
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chikki sixx
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2004 06:10:22 AM »

I tried "animal bones" on ebay, but only found  skulls and such, and they don't ship to canada.  indie anna - how does your friend treat the bones?  what is used to carve?  the hunter friendship is a great idea.  any hunters out there who want to be my friend?  I posted a wanted ad on a taxidermy page, so I'll see what turns up there.
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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2004 06:12:23 AM »

we found a small dog skull in the yard last week...any interest?  it's in good shape.
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« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2004 06:46:41 AM »

She boils the heck out them in huge pots. (I am not sure for how long. But I think it's a really, really long time. And I think she might put some salt or something in the water.(?) But that might dry the bones out, so you might want to check on that. (She and her spouse just divorced so we're not "in contact" at the moment  Roll Eyes otherwise I would ask her). Then she rough carves the bones to the basic shape (like if it's going to be a Celtic cross, then a cross shape), then puts it into a jeweller's vice and carves it with a very tiny drill bit on a Dremel. (They are really, really intricate and take forever. They also sell for about a thousand bucks! And I still don't think she's probably making very much money!!) The taxidermy ad was a great idea! I don't know where you live, but I'm in Canada and in certain parts of the country they have to hunt deer sometimes to "thin" the population otherwise they would all starve. (Please! I don't want to start a convo. about "hunting" animals because I do not know all the facts.)  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2004 08:35:23 AM »

sweeta magreeta...you might want to try bead shops.  I have found whole hanks of snake vertebrate beads for sale in some.
Also, they usually have handcarved bone beads with varying hole size that you could check out and hand tools to drill into your own with  (aka...bead reamers)
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If you make some jewelry could you post it? I'd love to see your creations
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