Long time no see!!
A few years ago, I made a pair of earrings from Rattlesnake Rattles. I still wear them every once in a while, but I've gotten better and now I'm working on pendants and more earrings!
I've also gotten into a little bit of taxidermy. While out road cruising, I'd find more dead snakes than alive unfortunately. I always felt bad that I couldn't do anything with them other than move them off the road so scavengers wouldn't get hit. I've been working on collecting and making jewelry with the more fresh finds! It's been a blast to learn how to salvage what I can, clean it, tan it, and turn it into something pretty!
I know, sounds a little morbid... but it's a good way to recycle, sometimes I'll find upwards of 5 snakes in one night that have been hit by cars, a lot of them are intentionally hit. I'll normally only keep the very fresh and mostly intact finds, moving the rest off the road for scavengers to eat.
Here are a couple of things I have finished recently. Tell me what you guys think? I would love to read feedback.
Young Rattlesnake necklace with gold leaf.
Bullsnake bones and Rattlesnake skin earrings
And pendants galore!