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Hoof and Antler by TaksArt Hoof and Antler by TaksArt
Necklace and Pendent crafted by me.

The pendent is made from naturally shed Elk antler (yes, elk, like deer and moose, naturally shed their antlers annually, growing newer, larger ones with each season). We are lucky to live in an area where Elk and Deer frequent, so finding the antler wasn't so difficult

The antler was sliced, and drilled.
The artwork is a mixture of paint and pens. It is then covered in a clear protective coating so that the artwork will not come off.

The pendents are very strong (try breaking antler. Even cutting or burning it is hard! lol).

It is hung on a suede cord, with a barrel clasp in the back. the bead is a plastic bead.
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This is for sale for $17 at my Etsy
here:[link]
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Tronde Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Followed the link, but it was sold =( Would you be interested in making another?
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TaksArt Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yes, unfortunately (fortunately for me? lol) that one was rather popular and sold :)

I DO plan on doing some more hoof/foot print style pendants soon, i just am trying to get through my commissions first. If you don't mind the wait, I can let you know when they get done? :)

Were you wanting one exactly like this? My largest problem at the moment is not having access to my suede cording. I've been using a plastic cording in replacement, but if it comes down to it, i can go purchase more suede.

I also have the options of no cording (just a jump ring so it can be hung by yourself on whatever you'd like), or a keychain. :)
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Tronde Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Sure, I'll wait (regrettably). I actually really liked the suede cord look. Did you use a clasp in the back at all, or did it just fit over the head? If you use clasps, I think it would be a great short choker-like necklace. 16" would be perfect ;)
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TaksArt Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I use clasps, though since I make most of them as premades, I tend to go a little long. When i get time to make another though i'll be sure to do a 16" ;p

I have one I kept for myself, and I left the clasp off and simply tie it on, but that is because i'm super lazy when it comes to stuff for myself, And i have to vary the lengths. I wear it choker style when working with animals, and longer on days off (lol, when i actually get them).
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Tronde Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
what did you use to cut the antler into slices? Bandsaw?
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TaksArt Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ah it was a table-saw of some sort. smelled like burning hair o-o
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