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Archive for January, 2011

Graver Wash, Santa Maria Mountains, Yavapai County, Arizona

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~a sublime warm winter destination~

 

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Another Stone Shrine

 

 

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Walnut Creek Stones

~Always simple; always breathtaking:  Stone Shrines.~

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In the fall, during the Elk hunting season, I collect unwanted hides.  Often times the hunters leave them in the forest.  I put the word out and the hides show up.  I use the dry scape and traditional brain tan method to make beautiful soft buckskin.  It can be used for anything you would use soft leather or suede for.  Here are a couple bags I made during the cold snowy  months last winter. Kiva and I sat near the woodstove, listened to stories on CD’s and beaded these designs.

I didn’t take any new hides this year as I am still scraping a large bull elk and a deer hide from last winter.  I use the antlers for buttons and beads.  Pics to come~

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