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Hey Y'all! I'm Melissa Gayle - the artist behind Wunderkammer Culture.

I reside in the wonderfully weird city of Austin, Texas. I am a severe Craftaholic who loves to turn discarded items into impressive treasures. I also enjoy spending my free time searching for oddities and other curious finds at various local vintage shops, thrift store digs, flea markets, and estate sales. I have been a collector of Taxidermy & Bones since I was a child, an obsession we can all thank my Grandfather for. I would spend countless summer nights watching him prepare animals for dinner and tanning their hides so he could add each incredible creature to his taxidermy collection. When my Grandfather passed I was left with his entire collection, ranging from the 1950's to the present, deer antler racks, elk antler racks, mule deer mounts, white tail deer mounts, pheasants, you name it- my house…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 15
  • Joined May 11, 2009

Favorite materials

lace, felt, bones, feathers, vintage fabrics, antlers, teeth, canvas, pearls

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About

Hey Y'all! I'm Melissa Gayle - the artist behind Wunderkammer Culture.

I reside in the wonderfully weird city of Austin, Texas. I am a severe Craftaholic who loves to turn discarded items into impressive treasures. I also enjoy spending my free time searching for oddities and other curious finds at various local vintage shops, thrift store digs, flea markets, and estate sales. I have been a collector of Taxidermy & Bones since I was a child, an obsession we can all thank my Grandfather for. I would spend countless summer nights watching him prepare animals for dinner and tanning their hides so he could add each incredible creature to his taxidermy collection. When my Grandfather passed I was left with his entire collection, ranging from the 1950's to the present, deer antler racks, elk antler racks, mule deer mounts, white tail deer mounts, pheasants, you name it- my house probably has it!


Wunderkammer Culture is a collection for those who love the dark side of things but also are intrigued by the elegance of femininity. My collection provides customers with cruelty free bone jewelry, hand carved faux arrowhead accessories, naturally shed antler hooks and displays, and handmade retro inspired wire head wraps made from repurposed and limited fabrics. Everything is designed and handcrafted by myself in a smoke-free but kitty cat friendly studio.


You may also find pieces from Wunderkammer Culture's collection available at:

✿ Atown - 5502 Burnet Road in Austin, Texas 78756
www.shopatown.tumblr.com

✿ The DIME Store - 510 S. Locust St. in Denton, Texas 76201
www.dimehandmade.com


Check out my Facebook page to get the latest scoop on sales, new products, giveaways and other Wunderkammer Culture happenings!

wwww.facebook.com/WunderkammerCulture


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www.instagram.com/craftaholic

Post your Wunderkammer Culture purchases and tag with #wunderkammerculture
I repost often and add happy customer photos to my blog, so share your purchases y'all!!

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