Friday, April 26, 2013

Deer Antler Jewelry Reveal

My husband, the avid deer hunter contributes to my jewelry making supplies by saving spent shell casings and now deer antlers for me.
Of course, that is the only reason he goes hunting-NOT!
This is the picture I showed you awhile back of some of the antlers he had cut.
This is what I have making with them...

 I made the pendant from an etched shell casing and the tip of an antler.  
After cutting the antler, I washed and sealed it with Renaissance wax.
 The bracelet is part of the same antler.  
It has a 22 caliber shell casing as a dangle.
I made this necklace from a curved piece of an antler, then drilled 
it for wire. It has wire wrapped sari silk and a 
antler slice pendant.
I made the earrings from antler slices and 22 caliber shell casings.

This is the first time I have worked with bone and I found I like it.

Have you made anything with deer antlers?
I would love to hear about it!


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    1. Thank you-very interesting to work with-

  2. i looove everything you did with the antler bones and other goodies! i was jealous when i first saw what your husband did for u, gd guy! my husband is a park ranger for the national park service, so i get alot of goodies also, he has never cut it up for me unless i ask, being in hawaii we get more cow bone, stuff from sharks and ivory from whale bone. i also get bags of the brass shell casings and i use them alot but i have never done any etching on them, i loved the one in the pic, so i am gonna try that this week. tx for sharing and inspiring! aloha, angi in hana

    1. Thank you for your kind comments-I'm so happy you like what I made. I bet your husband does find some very unique things as a ranger. I did some etching yesterday-I tend to put it off-I don't really like using the acid.

  3. lovely! all of it! so intricate and detailed. I have never used shell casings, but I do make antler jewelry: pendants, chokers and earrings. I have my little etsy shop:

    So glad I found your site!


    1. Kerry, I just checked your blog and etsy shop-all I can say is WOW! I love your jewelry and reading about the way you acquire your antlers. I can't wait to read more.
      Thank you for your comments and visiting my blog.