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I Am Open for Custom Work!

Over the years I have been asked to create a variety of custom pieces. These have ranged everywhere from wall hangings unique to the buyer to one of a kind leather and fur pouches, and then some! Plus further down the page you'll see some projects that I can pretty easily customize. Here are a few things to keep in mind when requesting custom work:

What do I want (pouch, bone knife, antler runes/ogam, etc?)
How much do I want to pay? (This is VERY important, as it gives me an idea of how elaborate I can get and what sort of materials I can use. Also, I can suggest certain options for slightly higher or lower price brackets.)
What do I want it made of?
What size do I want the project to be?
What colors do I want incorporated?
What other decorations do I want?
Is there a particular theme/animal/etc. I want?
Do I have a particular timeframe or deadline I need this by?

If interested, please feel free to note me!


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Artist | Professional | Artisan Crafts
United States
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Yes, I AM open for commissions! Note me with your ideas and requests! Specializing in making vague ideas turn into very real art :)

No, I do not hunt these animals myself. Most of what I work with is recycled or reclaimed in some manner; as I have done since 1998, I ritually purify everything I make as part of my spiritual practice, and I donate part of the proceeds to nonprofit groups that benefit wildlife and their habitats.

I'm an artist, nonfic author, and wannabe polymath living in Portland, OR. I'm a pagan and amateur naturalist, geeky, and outdoorsy. I make stuff out of animal remains, beads, and other such things as part of my spiritual practice (and FWIW, I am 100% European mutt, so none of my work can be considered Native American). I'm also entirely self-taught; I took a few art classes in high school and college, but they were really basic and dealt more with traditional media like painting and drawing.

I sell most of what I make; if you're interested in what's currently available, please wander over to (you can also find my books on pagan and nature spirituality topics there, too!)

I created :iconnothingbuttails:.

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Current Residence: Portland, OR
Personal Quote: Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.

Warning: This post contains graphic discussions of animal cruelty.

This past weekend I vended at the Shrewsbury Renaissance Faire in Kings Valley, OR. It’s one of the most established faires in the Portland area, having been started in 1995, and after I missed last year I was eager to make it back this year. The faire is currently held in a big grass field south of Dallas, OR; the field had been mowed so the grass could be sold as hay, and so all that was left was a bit of dry stubble in the dust. This made it easier for people to walk around–and it also made for excellent vole-watching. The entire field, in fact, is pockmarked by the burrows of voles (probably creeping voles, Microtus oregoni), and we spent the weekend watching on particularly bold little critter popping out of her burrow and wandering the field around our booth and others. She even burrowed around underneath our air mattress at night, as evidences by the trails in the grass and dust underneath–a very determined little vole indeed! (I took the opportunity to subject my partner to several truly terrible vole puns throughout the weekend. Vole-tron. Vole-demort.)

Shrewsbury is quite family-friendly, and there were plenty of kids running around throughout the weekend. Several of the surrounding booths had children who would pass by our booth with some frequency. At one point late in the day on Saturday, one boy near my booth happened to mention to me “I’m going to squash a vole”. I stopped, not sure if I’d heard correctly. “What did you say?” I asked. “I’m going to squash a vole,” he repeated. He couldn’t have been more than about eleven or so, and he pointed at the burrow near the front of our booth where we’d been watching our vole neighbor all day.

I gave him a stern look and said “Don’t you dare. There’s no reason to kill an animal just because it’s there, and this is from someone who’s selling art made from animal hides.” The boy looked chastised and retreated back over to his own booth. I retreated as well; it was a reminder that people, children included, too often see the killing of another life as something to be taken lightly.

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woodcarve Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the watch.
DAZZY-P Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Thanx for the fave, also I really like your craftwork.
lupagreenwolf Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome, and thank you :)
Razor13 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the fave, Lupa! That means a ton, especially coming from an artist, writer, and in general an amazing person like you.
lupagreenwolf Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
You are most welcome :) Keep up the awesome work!
JOCAPS Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Hi Lupa!
Thanks for the fav.
Hope everything 's allright for you and your art!
In the previous years, I used to be busy....
I hit a really busy life since one and half year, but I'm happy.
This morning I flew over your last month creations, a lot of nice stuff!
I saw you use artificial sinew, if you're interrested to extend your range of avalable leather tongs, I can give you a super reliable furnisher for all that matter, Carmina's companie in Barcelona :
I recommand you the kanguru 1 mm tong, so strong , and full of the totemic animal spirit, good for our making.
If interrested, contact her in english, you can tell her we're friend.
Good autumn
lupagreenwolf Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the recommendation! Unfortunately, I don't have the proper permits to import wildlife parts into the U.S.
Werewolf-Pirate Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are amazing.

I love the fact that, like me, you use damaged, or reclaimed.

(I'd love to, but I have no one that's willing to send me pelts/bones to work on. Shame, I made a vertebrae necklace I wear everyday.)

I am the last Native American in my family that still practices our beliefs, so it's nice to see someone else that follows a similar belief on the almost holy animal partners!
(At least, you seem like someone who takes it seriously, not like a joke, like so many others here. . )
lupagreenwolf Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
many thanks, kindred spirit :) If there's ever anything I can help you with, please let me know.
Werewolf-Pirate Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I appreciate it!

Fight now, I'm trying to get some fur/skull for a headdress, but I doubt I will - I'd love to order something from you, but at the moment I have a sum of $20 to my name . . ^^;
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