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Stone Lamp by Troll-Blood
Stone Lamp
I was reading The Valley of Horses by Jean Auel (lovely book in a series about primitive life) and while reading about Ayla's years alone in her valley fending for herself, I was inspired to make something by hand with stone tools.

I picked up this neat little triangular stone while scouting fishing spots earlier this year, and decided to make an oil lamp from it. I simply took a large and pointed chunk of chert from the box of knapping supplies on my porch and started chipping away. An hour and a half later I had this.

The fuel I am using is a blend of animal fat and beeswax I use for more purposes than I care to list, and the wick is dried plant fiber. It now lives on my altar and I love it.
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Opossum Canine Necklace by Troll-Blood
Opossum Canine Necklace
This is a lovely taxidermy necklace made from a pair of canines salvaged from a crumbling opossum skull. Thet were cleaned, drilled with a hand drill (no power tools were used here) and strung on a hand braided artificial sinew cord with some coyote bone spacer beads.

This item is for sale here: www.etsy.com/shop/bearclawhandcraft
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My store: www.etsy.com/shop/bearclawhandcraft

My blog: bearclawhandcraft.blogspot.com

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Troll-Blood
Matt
Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United States
Hi there! I am a craftsman for a business named Bear Claw Handcraft.

I make things from natural materials. I work with antler, bone, leather and hides, wood and metal. I absolutely LIVE for the outdoors, and to do work that takes me there.

Most of the items I post are for sale!

I also have a twitter. Follow me @primitivetroll
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Geosammy Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
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You are "Honoree for this week" at :iconscandinavia-vikings:...
We would like to let you know that we are very grateful for having you as a member and for your fabulous contributions.  We will always adore and admire your wonderful creations.
Thanks for making our group great. :iconvikingwarplx:
Sincerely co-founder: :icongeosammy:  
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CleopatraBast Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey there! I found your page after typing on google "where to buy real crow and bobcat claws" and because I'm already a member on here I decided to add you to my 'watch list' for reference. Maybe I didn't catch it, but do you have an etsy or ebay store? If you don't already, you should consider because you can expand your artisan business. I know there's a huge demand for this kind of stuff and your work is jyst absolutely incredible!! I love your style and all this natural, earthy, taxidermy stuff! I guess I'm naturally drawn to this kind of work you have because I'm a Native American Indian and an earth child (because my birth sign falls under the earth element). Well, I jyst wanted to drop a line and say 'hey' on here! And also to tell you to keep up the awesome work you do!! ...:-)
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Troll-Blood Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
I'm glad you like my work! And I actually do have an Etsy store, here is a link if you'd like to take a look, there is much more there than on here.

www.etsy.com/shop/bearclawhandcraft
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Snifflefox Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Happy birthday dear sir
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Troll-Blood Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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BilboobliB Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Cool gallery ")
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Troll-Blood Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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EdXCal Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
You have a fantastic gallery! I can't wait to see what you make next!
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Troll-Blood Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much!
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svartur-elgur Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Greetings and support from a kindred spirit! :) Your work is great.
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