It’s in the bones

Greetings all and welcome to 2019! Masquerade here with a couple of new pretties for your consideration. The bone bottles have proven to be quite popular so I took a long look at the rest of my collection… and got to work.

All of the following delightful decorations are crafted out of domestic livestock- goats and rabbits- that I raise here on the farm, harvest humanely, and waste as little as possible of. (On a related note, the 2018 pelts are finished and they look GREAT! You’ll be seeing them soon!) To the best of my research, all are legal to possess in the United States. And of course I’m required to state that any descriptions of magical properties are provided as a curio only.

Now that that’s out of the way, let’s take a look:

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Look at this thing! It looks like some kind of mothership calling it’s wayward explorers home- it’s just awesome. This is a sacral vertebra from a young buck goat. At the risk of sounding crude, he’s in my freezer as some roasts and hamburger, nothing is going to waste here. The stone chips are an assortment of semiprecious stones and ornamental rocks, mostly in the quartz family. This very unusual bone curio is $45 and the listing is live in the store.

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Another delightful dangling decoration, this one made from the lumbar vertebrae of a young buck rabbit interspersed with scarlet lampworked glass beads and silvertoned cap beads. I’m really quite pleased with this and considered keeping it but I’m not looking for any more rabbit energy around right now. This would make a fine altar decoration to the right Power. This bone curio is $30 and the listing is live in the Store.

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I hope you’ll forgive the unusual choice of display stands- you could absolutely turn this into a necklace if you so desired. It would make a striking symbol of office for a rabbit priestess, for example. This is the cleaned, degreased, peroxided (to disinfect and whiten without the damaging effects of bleach), skull of a juvenile doe rabbit. It is currently strung with lampworked and painted glass beads on a plain dowel as a wall hanging. It could be set on the wall above an altar or balanced over statuary or any number of other things. The choice is yours. This bone curio is $30 and the listing is live in the Store.

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I’m very pleased with this one. This collection of cervical and lumbar goat vertebrae, interspersed with stone amethysts, was put together with the intention of ‘carrying through from bad dreams into good’ as amethyst has been used to dispel nightmares and goats make wonderful chariot pullers- just ask a certain God of Thunder. The wall hanging is intended to be a powerful and reliable protective charm, though it may also be appropriate anywhere some sturdy, vital goaty energy is needed. This bone curio is $45 and is live in the Store.

And in case you were curious, the backdrops from this set of photos are also available! These are prime senior furs from the last (venerable old age) of my Silver Martin Rabbits. The leather is much thicker and sturdier than your average craft pelt and the fur is absolutely PLUSH. A random penny has been dropped on the black fur for a sense of scale. These are much larger than your average craft pelt, too. Both rabbits (the chocolate brown was a venerable old female, the black her equally venerable brother) lived quite spoiled lives in my hutch for some time and they should carry that ‘satisfied’ energy with them wherever they go. It could be a long time before I have senior pelts again so if you’ve been looking for a rune casting skin, an altar rug, a dream pillow, a blessing rug, or any of the many magical things I can think of to do with a premium rabbit skin- this is your chance. They will be sold as a set, since they go together. They are $60. for the set and the listing is live in the Store.

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