A series of three jaw pieces in sterling silver with real coyote teeth, molded from my mouth.
My mouth is full of teeth that aren’t mine. They are uncomfortable, they hang from my mouth, they disrupt my chewing. I chose to represent my mouth as something malleable, silver, and white as bone while the coyote teeth are real since to me they often feel very real even if they are were they don’t belong or make sense anatomically. Phantom sensations for me are not often the same, and don’t map to my body in logical ways.
I have worn these. More photos to come!
The third one missing a tooth was an attempt to cast around a tooth without it fully burning out but instead leaves some ghostly impression of what used to be there.
Just a quick phone shot of some jaw pieces made of metal and canine teeth I am making. I have this one (silver), another one in bronze, and 3 more ready to be cast. I can’t decide on if I like the silver or bronze more and I need to photograph them I think before I can commit. This is from a cast of inside my mouth.
(Olga is always in my photos by accident.)
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.