I came across these quite by accident and immediately fell in love with them. As a matter of fact, I had to buy one – and did. Beautifully rendered skulls hand cast in various materials are placed on elastic bands for use as pony tail holders. Available as yellow bronze, sterling silver plated white bronze, black resin, ivory resin and even a sugar skull version cast in oxidized sterling overlay on white bronze.
Skull Ponytail Holders by Michael R. Doyle
Moon Raven Designs (Mrd74 on etsy) of Victoria, British Colombia is jewelry with an edge inspired by nature – ravens, crows, wolves, bears and much more. They specialize in Corvidae skull jewelry and it’s all handmade in Canada.
Sterling Silver Plated White Bronze:
Oxidized Sterling over White Bronze:
A black resin Raven skull and sterling silver over white bronze T-Rex skull are also available:
The bands are easily replaceable (as one would not want to have to toss the piece of art when the elastic is stretched out).
Some other examples of their work:
Prices vary depending upon materials. They ship worldwide, have superb reviews on etsy and make lots of beautiful pieces of jewelry and accessories.
About the artist (in his own words):
I am a self taught full time wildlife artisan since 1974. My wife Dianne and I work from our studio on beautiful Vancouver Island British Columbia where we are inspired daily by the wildlife that surrounds us.
I have a special passion for corvids and have been carving and casting raven and crow skulls for many years. As I sit at my workbench, I observe their antics on a daily basis and am inspired continually by this amazing species.
© 1974 Michael R Doyle. All rights reserved.
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