New Item Preview!

ALL of these new pieces will be hitting the shop throughout the day tomorrow starting at 12pm, EST.

Necklaces at different sizes, rings, and several earrings so everyone has something to choose from!

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Keep an eye on the main shop folks!

xx Stray Arrow

Pattern and Texture Love.

I, like many of the smiths I know, am a nut for patterns and textures.

This is mainly ever seen in the rocks I collect (hoard).

My entire home and world is filled with an overload of different prints, patterns, paintings, plants and flowers, shelves upon shelves of books and rocks, anything that captures me.

Below is a little peak into my life of this for your enjoyment…

A bit of my world of pattern love~

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^print close up by a Beehive print from Kris Johnsen, click on photo

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^Swamp print by Tory Novikova (click photo)

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xx Stray Arrow

Materials and Sourcing…

Spring is almost here in New England and I’ve been getting back into using deer hide in my jewelry. I have wonderful customers of all types, sizes, backgrounds, and beliefs, so I know pieces with leather aren’t for everyone. That being said I want to share with you all what I use and how it is sourced…

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As with my stones, quality and sourcing is extremely important and a lot of time and effort goes into it. All of the deer hide I use, and it’s currently the only kind of leather I use, I get solely from my local annual powwow. None of the beautiful creatures it is gifted from are hunted for sport of any kind, but for food. Every part of the deer is used and nothing is wasted. I acquire the natural hides in full, so I can cut my own cord pieces from them for another layer to the hand crafted nature of my work.

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In addition, I’ve been hanging full hides in front of my window so certain folds can be lightened by the sun. This has over months created a really lovely ombre effect in the leather colouring.

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With this hide sourced respectfully I’ve made a few fun earrings to add to the shop this afternoon. So far there are three pairs with different kinds of stamped markings. All sweet and simple to add to any woodlands lover’s collection:

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***Giveaway news with mythical ties coming soon***

xxStray Arrow

Native themed

Just finished~ a stunning leather fringe necklace featuring natural pure tanned deer hide, cut from a full hide I acquired at a powwow. The people I get it from use every part that is possible, nothing goes to waste! This is a serious high quality statement piece~and it’ll keep ya warm in Winter…

want it? Get it via this link while its still available!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/63924431/the-leather-fringe-necklace

Coming soon….the Wampum Earrings…