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Osteal Jewelry - Started as one woman business to create a steady income for myself while I was in school. In 2009 I opened this shop, originally called 'Our Decay' Jewelry.

As my ideas grew I started focusing on running my business full time - and I'm so glad I did. One of the things I love most bout collecting and cleaning bones is the stories each one tells.

I also love roaming around this great big world of ours and getting to spend time in nature!

Environmental restoration and preservation (what i went to school for) are still important to me, and I try to pass that message on to my customers. This is why you'll see lots of reminders to "Respect the Wilderness."

What do i mean when I say Cruelty Free / Free of intentional human cruelty ?
- I use scavenged…

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  • Female
  • Born on November 24
  • Joined December 30, 2009

Favorite materials

bones found in the woods, naturally shed antlers, human hair, crystals, glass jars, old rings, turquoise, reclaimed copper wire, rusty bits, teeth, dried flowers, vintage brass, moss

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About

Osteal Jewelry - Started as one woman business to create a steady income for myself while I was in school. In 2009 I opened this shop, originally called 'Our Decay' Jewelry.

As my ideas grew I started focusing on running my business full time - and I'm so glad I did. One of the things I love most bout collecting and cleaning bones is the stories each one tells.

I also love roaming around this great big world of ours and getting to spend time in nature!

Environmental restoration and preservation (what i went to school for) are still important to me, and I try to pass that message on to my customers. This is why you'll see lots of reminders to "Respect the Wilderness."

What do i mean when I say Cruelty Free / Free of intentional human cruelty ?
- I use scavenged bones found in nature, local ethically hunted deer bones and reclaimed/recycled materials.

Most bones in this shop are bones that I personally found and cleaned. The rest of the bones come from trusted sources who collect bones from accidental and natural deaths as well as roadkill (in states where it is legal). To learn more about ethical bone cleaning and collecting follow : http://bonecleaning.tumblr.com

This is a list of bones sources I DO NOT use:
- animals raised in factory food farms
- animals raised for the fur industry ( no more mink )
- wild animals shot for trophy or 'sport'
- bulk bags of bones/teeth from derby's or culling
- anything that was trapped, ever

* Always remember : When buying bones and bone jewelry be sure to ask questions and check sources. It matters.


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