I have seen a lot of basic therian jewelry, so, I’ve decided that step by step I am going to try to define a material culture for myself that isn’t just appropriation of other stuff and tries to involve good craft. First, I thought I’d try my hand at the theta-delta symbol incorporated with etched drawings. I have done two of these so far and at this point I realize that while I have the construction down pat I don’t know what people want for the necklace portion.
So, tumblr therians. Could you tell me what kinds of pendant necklaces you like? Do you like cords, chains, or something different? What kinds of clasping mechanisms? Do you have allergies? I would love thoughts, not “likes”, please. I plan on selling commissions of these through here and deviantart this summer and I want to know what I should order for supplies. I also would like to mention that the etching I do is not possible in silver or sterling silver. I pretty much can only work with copper, brass, or nickel silver.
Also, if you have had ideas for therian or otherkin jewelry but don’t know anyone who could make it for you/etc, I may be interested. I might not even charge you to make it. I am really more interested in making and learning and sharing if it is a great new idea.
I personally like chains, and lobster-claw clasps. However, to fit the style of the pendants I think cords would look very nice, depending on the material of the cord. So, the circle of metal on the back would be an etching of the wearers kintype/theriotype? How much would these cost +shipping and handling?
You might be the first person I heard who likes lobsters. I have copper ones (you can actually see in the above sample one I did) but they look out of place on anything other than copper chain/work, in my opinion. But if people like them I may use them :) I am considering getting some simple leather cord that is thin and then crimps with clasps.
The circle is where I etch a drawing in, yep. I hand draw them. I sold the dingo one for $35. It may go up a little here and there for complexity or patinas. It had a better bail and a chain but I forgot to get a photo of it. Before I open them I’ll have photos of options.