BEFORETHEEYE

Hand-Crafted Accessories * Made from Cast off Antlers

344 Sales

BEFORETHEEYE

Hand-Crafted Accessories * Made from Cast off Antlers

344 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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(209)

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Thank you all for your interest and support! And thanks for stopping by. Have a look around and let us know if you have questions or custom work concepts of any type.

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Last updated on Apr 17, 2016

www.beforetheeye.com

* Free U.S. Shipping *
* All packages ship by priority mail with tracking *
* Right now we will ship out finished works within a day! *


* * *

Thank you all for your interest and support! And thanks for stopping by. Have a look around and let us know if you have questions or custom work concepts of any type.

If you are interested in something you have seen at a market that isn't listed here, please let us know!

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Dragon Head Hair Fork -Made in the USA-
Dragon Head Hair Fork -Made in the USA-
$125.00
Owl Hair Fork - Carved from Antler
Owl Hair Fork - Carved from Antler
$95.00
Owl Hair Fork - Carved from Elk Antler
Owl Hair Fork - Carved from Elk Antler
$95.00
Skull Ring - Hand-Crafted from Antler
Skull Ring - Hand-Crafted from Antler
$79.00
Tree of Life Hair Fork - Carved from Antler
Tree of Life Hair Fork - Carved from Antler
$95.00
Feather Hair Fork - Carved from Antler -
Feather Hair Fork - Carved from Antler -
$69.00
Elk Antler Hair Fork with Labradorite inlay
Elk Antler Hair Fork with Labradorite inlay
$195.00
Rose Ring - Carved from Antler
Rose Ring - Carved from Antler
$79.00
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5 out of 5 stars
(209)
Thaleia77

Thaleia77 on Jul 16, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

A really Beautiful Piece and the unique as well. Thanks!

Ingridvanegas

Ingridvanegas on Jul 13, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Such an excellent piece of work! So happy with this purchase. Thank you!

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Dragon Head Hair Fork -Made in the USA-
Dragon Head Hair Fork -Made in the USA-
$125.00
Set up in beautiful Tubac Arizona for the Tubac Fall Festival of the arts! The show runs Friday November 4th until Sunday November 6th, 10 to 5 pm each day!

About

Concept

After the antlers have stood strong for one season, they are cast off. Only to grow more striking the next year. Those left behind are what we use for our work. All parts of them are reclaimed and reinterpreted in different forms, to be enjoyed by the new bearer of them.
The impressive story the material holds, gives each piece meaning and the finished work endures as a token of the wild, a link to nature.

Responsibly gathering shed antlers has no negative impact on our wild lands and does not harm wild life. Ours are sourced from individuals who enjoy foraging for them. Many have come from friends, such as one whose family gathers them on their land on the eastern side of the Cascade Mountains.

Each piece is an original that is carefully made from scratch and by hand. Working with this incredible natural material has been a continual challenge and a satisfying creative outlet.


Us

Lauren Zwar has been carving and working with antler since 2013. She has spent thousands of hours engrossed in her work. It often requires total focus and she enjoys being completely absorbed in it. Everything was self taught through trial and error. This has turned out to be the ideal medium for her vision. The idea came to her through a lifelong fascination with the natural world as well as a continual need to find new creative outlets. Antlers were always among her natural history collections of rocks, flowers, feathers, skulls and pine cones, among others, found along the trails.

Inspired by her enthusiasm and skill, I, her husband started taking on various tasks to help her along.

Everything around this endeavor is made with pride and care, by us, by hand, right here in the U.S.A.

It has been a gratifying avenue and we intend to keep things interesting in the future. Thank you so much for your interest and support!


Name

The name for this venture comes from the etymology of the word antler. A variation of the Latin word anteocularis "before the eye" may have given rise to the French word andouiller, Old English auntelere, and eventually led to the english word we now know.
All our work is about the idea of the materials origin in the wild and its transformation into the form now before you, to wear and hopefully enjoy the sight of.

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Last updated on August 29, 2016

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Please allow 1-3 business days for transaction to be completed. Notification of shipment following payment will be sent via e-mail. All shipments in the U.S. will have tracking and be insured. Shipments in the U.S. will be with USPS priority mail and should take approximately 1-3 business days. International shipments will be made with USPS First Class International Mail, please allow 7-21 business days for delivery.
Delivery conformation and insurance can be added to international shipments at the buyers expense.

International buyers, be aware that your order may be subject to searches and seizure without notice. International shipments may be held for review in customs for days or weeks, which I have no control over. The buyer will assume all responsibility. International packages may also be subject to customs duty or import taxes at the buyers expense.

If shipment is not received, proof from your local post office will be necessary to complete a refund.
Refunds and Exchanges
I am willing to work with the buyer if they are unhappy with any of my products. Please contact me to work something out. If your purchase is damaged during shipping, please let me know immediately. If you are not satisfied I will issue a refund. The item must be returned within 30 days and be in its original condition.