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Osteal Jewelry - Started as one woman business to create a steady income for myself while I was in school. When i finished school i had a degree in Horticulture : focus on permaculture, environmental restoration and urban farming! I had lots of fun helping people build gardens, restoring native habitat and working with the Earth.

After a few years of working with Plants and Soil I had the opportunity to indulge in more bone collecting and Jewelry Design. I started focusing on running my online business full time - and I'm so glad I did!
I love collecting and cleaning bones, roaming around this great big world of ours and getting to spend time in nature! Environmental restoration and preservation 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."…

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  • 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. When i finished school i had a degree in Horticulture : focus on permaculture, environmental restoration and urban farming! I had lots of fun helping people build gardens, restoring native habitat and working with the Earth.

After a few years of working with Plants and Soil I had the opportunity to indulge in more bone collecting and Jewelry Design. I started focusing on running my online business full time - and I'm so glad I did!
I love collecting and cleaning bones, roaming around this great big world of ours and getting to spend time in nature! Environmental restoration and preservation 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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