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« Reply #50 on: September 25, 2006 03:41:09 AM »

I have a lucky rabbit foot from my Gran, it's mounted on a brooch and the foot has it's own ring on one of the toes. It doesn't see the light of day very often, but it's really sentimental to me because she was really superstitious and believed it was lucky for her (albeit not for the rabbit).

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« Reply #51 on: September 26, 2006 05:58:31 AM »

I think I still have my rabbit's tail somewhere. We lived on a farm when I was little, and dad used to shoot the rabbits to stop them digging holes in the sheep paddocks. I don't know how I ended up with the tail off one, but it's still soft and fluffy. But lately, it's started to, I don't know, moult or something.

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« Reply #52 on: September 30, 2006 09:29:37 PM »

I found a badger skull a few weeks ago... no idea what I'm gonna do with it but it looks kinda cool in a weird kind of way

Just now reading this thread for the first time...thought you all would like to know that you can make cool sewing tools and notions out of animal bones.  I'd look up the different Ren Fair or 'reenactment' websites that tell how to do this.  It would be cool to use needles, buttons, crochet hooks and knitting needles made from bones just like our ancestors did.  Just be sure to follow the directions...I have read that there are some steps to preparing them that are important for their stability.


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« Reply #53 on: October 01, 2006 08:58:56 PM »

 i have a set of butterfly or moth wings ( kinda small)  that i had found.. actually i can't rmemeber if the body is still attached or not... but i decided to keep it to craft with one day .. it's been over a year now lol.

  the hummingbird necklace was pretty because of the colors but  what a disgusting  was to make jewelry  eew.!

 I saw a dead moth .. looked like maybe squished, on the apartment steps the other day .. i actually took a good look at it to see if maybe i'd want to use it's wings hehe.
  Hey there is nothing wrong with making use of things that have already died.. just aslong as they weren't killed for that reason.

 for butterflywings i thing coating them in resin or something else clear that will protect them from getting damaged would be cool.
  I wonder if i could drown the wings i have in TLS and get a good result. eh beter not, because if it didn't turn out clear enough or was too think i wouldn't be able to peel away the tls w/o damamging the wings.

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« Reply #54 on: October 17, 2006 12:46:46 PM »

that hummingbird necklace is so disgusting and beautifully wrong Undecided

i'm gonna buy myself some impala or springbok horns for a modern and glamourous version of the old ppl's hunting trophies.

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« Reply #55 on: October 23, 2006 12:37:01 PM »

I actually got brought a whole book on this sort of crazy victorian jewellery stuff by my mum last year for xmas. They had some crazy ideas, but then they didnt have tv or t'internet so maybe I forgive them a little.

Slightly off topic but a guy I work with was telling me how his wife had a pet rabbit and when little bunny died she had him made into a pair of gloves. Now that I find wrong.
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« Reply #56 on: October 24, 2006 12:57:06 PM »

Ooooh! Do you know the title of that book? I would love to read it.
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« Reply #57 on: October 26, 2006 03:26:54 AM »

Slightly off topic but a guy I work with was telling me how his wife had a pet rabbit and when little bunny died she had him made into a pair of gloves. Now that I find wrong.

I find that very wrong. It's worse than having your puppy stuffed and keeping him on the back dash of your car.

And I'd love to know the title and ISBN of that book

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« Reply #58 on: October 26, 2006 10:35:14 PM »

I suppose if the pet's already dead you may as well, although it'd be very hard to stop oneself thinking about when the pet was alive.
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« Reply #59 on: October 27, 2006 07:06:34 AM »

I know we get very attached to our pets, but is it really worse to make gloves from a little pet that has had a happy life than from some other rabbit that was killed just for its fur? 

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