Sarah, The Butterfly Babe
I started collecting butterflies at the age of 14, after becoming a double amputee on both my feet. Nature became my world as I cloaked myself in it to remove myself from the negative thoughts, sadness and pain I felt after enduring such a tragedy. I began making jewelry with the insects I collected as a hobby. But when I received such positive feedback from friends and family a door opened and "The Butterfly Babe" began. I spent hours researching better techniques for preserving butterflies, learning how to pin, mount, resin, and many other techniques I use today. From such darkness I have found so much positivity and light.
Jacob, Norwich Royals
My name's Jacob Norwich from Norwich Royals and I am addicted to weird stuff. I am 24, working on a degree in zoology and art, and live in a village called Marengo, located in the heart of Ohio. I try to be funny and positive, but I put a lot of UFO's out there ( Ufo unidentified funny objective.). I just started in the snake industry and currently supply the shop with airplants, succulents and photography.
Lupa, The Tarot of Bones
Divination with cast or fire-cracked bones is an ancient art, stretching back thousands of years into our history; its younger cousin, the tarot, enjoys greater popularity than ever. The Tarot of Bones is an ambitious project combining the nature-inspired symbolism of animal bones with the tarot’s well-loved archetypes to create an unparalleled divination set for the 21st century. As animals exist within vibrant and complex ecosystems, the bones are ensconced in permanent assemblage artworks using natural and reclaimed materials reflecting both the animal’s habitat and emblems of their respective cards.
Lupa is a naturalist pagan author and artist in the Pacific Northwest. She is the author of several books on nature-based paganism, to include Nature Spirituality From the Ground Up: Connect With Totems In Your Ecosystem (Llewellyn, 2016). She is also the creator of the Tarot of Bones deck and book.
Annette, Elemental Art Designs
I started jewelry making in 1999. It was in 2011 that I took my first wire wrapping class and fell in love. I enjoy nature and find inspiration from it. I used to be a cake decorator, but have since changed my focus to creating art with wire, Polymer clay, paper craft and fused glass. I enjoy creating natural designs, fantasy, and steampunk inspired. My designs are full of fantasy, sci-fi, steampunk, whimsical and mystical. Each of my creations are infused with healing reiki energy and positive energy. I have a patient husband (of 10 years), 2 fur boys (dogs, Mini Schnauzer, and Snorkie) and 1 scaly girl (Red-eared Slider turtle). I love creating, traveling, gaming, reading, writing, science fiction, and all fantasy.
My work is a simple complexity. Passion and obsession with the design and production of my work, mixed with a love and sense of connection with the natural state of crystals, and a touch of healing. To say that I love to create pieces and designs of both form and function would be an understatement, but is also a pretty accurate assessment. I like to say that I wear many hats in my work, and love to work on a variety of concepts and designs. I run my business with focus on passion, sourcing locally and from small-owned when possible, and supporting & encouraging the foundations of fellow artists. To live my life doing the work that I do is truly a blessing, and something I wish to do until the end of days.
Nestled on a plateau above the Okanogan Valley of Eastern Washington, Shelby and the Promise Land Tannery Crew have been responsibly sourcing antlers, bones and hides for more than 10 years.
Promise Land Tannery is dedicated to utilizing the most from each animal that comes through our doors. These come from a variety of sources, including farmers and livestock producers, hunters, trappers, and with the recent creation of Washington’s road kill laws, even the side of the highways! Bones, teeth, hides and other items, not typically used in food are cleaned, tanned and prepared for use in all manner of functional, scientific and artistic areas. Bones and leathers are gathered from across the US and around the world from renewable, ethical and humane sources. A personal relationship with each of our suppliers allows us to offer you a more consistent, quality product.
I start articulating when I was 15years old, 17 years later it is still a passion of mine. I am a a chemical engineer, but my favorite past time is doing skeletal articulations. I want to make a skeleton not look like a bone, but also as art. I just use animals from our local market here in Vietnam, not endangered animals or poached animals.I work hard to bring you the most unusual, fresh and exciting skeletal articulations to be found any where in our ever changing oddity community.
Jay Min, ArachStudios
Based in California, Jay is an aspiring game designer who specializes in creature design and loves to accessorize with natural history. In what spare time is made she makes beautiful feather hair pieces that are not only good for any occasion, but are also made out of sustainable, cruelty free, and 100% natural feathers!