Lupa (lupagreenwolf) wrote in craftypagans,

Just a bit of background since it's been a while since, well, anyone posted here--for over a decade I've been making ritual tools and other artwork out of fur, leather, bones, feathers, beads and other such things. It's been one of the most consistent parts of my animistic practice. I do a full purification ritual for everything I make from animal parts, and a portion of the proceeds goes to the Defenders of Wildlife. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

Haven't made one of these in a while! This is a hand-stitched cloak made from a coyote pelt and a deer hide, with braided sinew cords with wood bead accents. The cloak measures 75" from nose to tail tip, and should fit most people--the strings are LONG.

So this has officially become my favorite bone knife so far! I took a bone blade and made a handle from a deer bone. Rather than painting to wrapping the deer bone, I sanded off some moss that had grown on it, and then sealed it to protect the colors that had naturally developed. So one side is stained from the moss, and the other is bleached white from weathering. There are a few hairline fractures, but they're shallow. I wrapped the hilt with braided artificial sinew and molded it in place. The sheath is made from two coyote foreleg skins, and while you can't see them through all the fur, there are two braided sinew belt loops. The knife is 13 1/4" long and the sheath is app. 11" long. Pictures do NOT do it anything close to justice!

If you're interested in purchasing either of these, or want to see other stuff I made recently, there's more info here on my LJ.


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