Sunday, April 02, 2017

Human Bone Earrings

A little while ago we took a drive to the big city and stopped in SkullStore, a shop that sells all manner of bones, taxidermy, and other nifty things. I picked up some foot bones and a devil pod/bat nut. 

I knew I wanted to make something wearable with the bones and came up with this pair of earrings.

A number of people have asked "WHY?!" I'll admit, it seems a bit weird on the surface, but it's not just for shock. I do have actual reasons for bony jewelry:

I like bones and the strength and frailty they represent.
• Some believe that human bones help connect us, magically, to those on the other side.
• Primitive materials are beautiful
• I've been exploring foot fetishism
• I have extra bones in my feet!

I toyed with adding lots of different things to these bad boys, but I like that they embrace the primitive. The dark red circle you see is wax embedded with magical herbs, powders and oils. The wax reinforces the idea of being strong, but delicate simultaneously. It's solid though pliable, and easily scratched.

They might not be everyone's cup-o-tea, but I love them. 

Wearing them today made me feel a smidge more powerful... and maybe little like Pebbles Flintstone.


  1. You are a rock star when it comes to being just who you are. I love your choice of bones and wax. Enjoy, xoxo Oma Linda

  2. I love the earrings and admire your artistry. You do what you want to/need to do and you inspire others (me, for example) by staying on your independent path!
    Cheryl Holmes
    P.S. I love the devil pod/bat thingy. Anxious to see what you do with it.

  3. Those are awesome! What a great find! I love the way you incorporated the wax with the herbs too. In my story/novel writing, especially at the beginning when I was world building, the most interesting part for me was deciding on the system of magic and how it works/it's limitations/ who has it. I wanted a "natural", long form magic and so bones seemed to be a simple, necessity somehow. :) It's still a work in progress but I am all in with bones as talismans and power sources!

    But my favorite thing about this post? Pebbles Flintstone! That's hilarious. . . so let the sunshine in!

  4. These earrings are lovely. But I can't wait to see what you make with the Trapas bicornis pod. When I look at them I see a female torso with the upper structure of possibly a set of wings. Whatever you make from it, this pod has a fascinating story behind it.

  5. I love bones! And I love your weirdness Weirdo. Lololol! Those are great!