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Wolf skull and fur rattle 3 by lupagreenwolf Wolf skull and fur rattle 3 by lupagreenwolf
This is the third of five pictures of this project.

This is quite possibly one of the nicest things I've made in a while. I started with a large old wolf skull and added some gravel to the brain cavity after plugging the holes with clay and adhesive. I used a dowel rod as the handle, and wrapped it in a wolf legskin with claws. I added another strip of wolf fur to where the handle and skull meet, and tied a binch of leather strips to both ends of the handle, with glass bead accents on some of them. Finally, I glued a piece of leather from a coat with stitching around the edges and a red stone cabochon to the forehead of the skull. This is a big rattle, fully 24" long! It's heavier toward the skull, and so the balance feels nicer holding the handle closer to the skull. The rattle has a nice sound, but not too loud, so it would be good for both indoor and outdoor work. I know this rattle isn't for me to keep, but it's tempting!

This rattle is sold, but I am open to custom work, and I also have other rattles and goodies on my Etsy shop: [link]
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Oh thats soo nice i wish i could aford it (and i wish you would send wolf to England but that's nather here nor there). I must admit though I'm not too keen on the wolf legs being used as a handle i think a carved handle with wolves runing around it but thats me, but the skull as a rattle is a great idea and looks amazing the patch of lether on the skull adds a kind of flavour for me at least. i think you should keep it it would be put to good use in your hands I'm sure.
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Yamuna79 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016
Need this! let me know on email: petrunila@centrum.cz
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lupagreenwolf Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
I am sorry, all the items you have asked about are sold. Also I do not have the permits necessary to ship wildlife parts outside of the United States. My apologies.
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wolflover0810 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it is wrong and sick to use an y part of a wolf for profit. This is an awful thing to sell.
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:iconlupagreenwolf:
lupagreenwolf Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Would you say that about any other animal, or just wolves?
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wolflover0810 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
all animals!
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:iconlupagreenwolf:
lupagreenwolf Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Do you eat meat or fish? Do you grow your own vegetables instead of eating those commercially grown and harvested by large machines that routinely chop up rodents, birds, insects and other animals in their path? Is all your produce organic, or do you eat fruit and vegetables grown with chemical pesticides that kill not just insects but birds and other wildlife, and chemical fertilizers that wash into the ocean and cause dead zones that suffocate fish and other sea dwelling beings? Have you ever eaten gelatin, which is made from horse and cow hooves? 

Before you go criticizing me for my art and the reclaiming of animal remains that I do, look to your own habits and the harm they cause. And then ask questions; don't make assumptions. You haven't even asked me where this skull came from.
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epictoothpaste Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
if  had a baby this is what id' give it
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:iconlupagreenwolf:
lupagreenwolf Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
It would be the most metal baby EVER.
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:iconepictoothpaste:
epictoothpaste Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lol
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Darkbookworm26 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing, you inspire me to try to make my own, if i could ever get the materials.
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rakkuu Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing. Omg. How much do you usually charge for custom work?
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:iconlupagreenwolf:
lupagreenwolf Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! And it all depends on the item. If you just want something pretty much like a piece I already made, it'll cost the same as the original piece. Otherwise, it depends on materials and time. There's more info on custom work here: [link]
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rakkuu Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my goodness, I'm definitely thinking of ordering one, hehe. You're very talented. :meow:
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lupagreenwolf Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! Just FYI, I have a wolf skull rattle that I ought to be finishing in the next week or so, so you may want to see what that one looks like :)
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:iconrakkuu:
rakkuu Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oooo, I'll definitely have to check it out. :meow:
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:iconlupagreenwolf:
lupagreenwolf Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
SOOOOOOOON! ;)
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:iconrakkuu:
rakkuu Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:eager: YES YES YES.
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:iconlupagreenwolf:
lupagreenwolf Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Here 'tis: [link]
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Silver-Atlas Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Student Digital Artist
this is something new. i've never seen anything like this ever on DA. i like it. great job on it.
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:iconlupagreenwolf:
lupagreenwolf Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I actually have a newer one I did in black: [link]
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Silver-Atlas Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
your welcome. :D i like the black one as well. you've got quite a talent
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lupagreenwolf Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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TrashyRabbit Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
This is probably one of the coolest things I have ever seen, almost reminds me of something a witch doctor would use haha great job!
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lupagreenwolf Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you :)
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Waift Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome, a bit frightening, but awesome. How does one get a wolf skull/parts anyhow?
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lupagreenwolf Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
The skull came from a subsistence trapper in Alaska, who lives out in the wilderness and basically traps for a living. The leg is also from Alaska, though I don't know the exact origin.
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Waift Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
....wow. It takes skill to capture a wolf. Anyone, it's a very beautiful piece
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lupagreenwolf Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Than kyou!
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Ziblink Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Good gracious there are skeletal differences between wolves and dogs aren't there?
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:iconlupagreenwolf:
lupagreenwolf Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yup. Here's a good comparison photo with a dog skull and three wolf skulls: [link]
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Ziblink Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hmmmn, interesting, no I think the specimen I have has skeletal differences, it is a bulldog skull, so that may explain a few things.
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Cianchi Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
i think that it's terrible!
animals are wonderful when they are ALIVE!
shame on you since you have played with someone else's life.
this is not a game how can't you understand it?
that's not a form of art, just cruelty..
you haven't caught the true essence of wolves because a dead wolf has lost all his majesty and strenght.
don't be so selfish and narrowminded, please think about the meaning of what you had done.
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epictoothpaste Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
AMG SHES GONNA TAKE IT APART AN BARRY UT IN DU BAK YARD COZ U COMENTED DIS
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LastSparrow Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:iconfacepalmplz:
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lupagreenwolf Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Okay. May I ask you what actual effect you expected this comment to have? Do you think guilt really makes people change for any other reason than to please others? Did you think that I haven't considered any of the effects of my work?

Had you taken the time to do more than leave a scathing comment on my work, you might have run across my journal, and perhaps made it back to this post, where I link to writing I did recently about the ethics of animal parts: [link]
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kyubicully Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Student Digital Artist
is the skull real?
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:iconlupagreenwolf:
lupagreenwolf Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
It is, yes. It came from a subsistence hunter up in Alaska.
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kayluvzherwolf Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
but i like it its awesome just dont kill animals okay please
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kayluvzherwolf Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
epp is it real if it is how dare you my fav animal is a wolf and i do not reconmend on killing them
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:iconlupagreenwolf:
lupagreenwolf Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yes, it's real. My favorite animal is also the grey wolf. I don't kill them.
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kayluvzherwolf Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
okay sorry i snapped at you *smiles a little sheepishly* i just love wolves
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lupagreenwolf Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Is okay :)
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kayluvzherwolf Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
so whats your name
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:iconlupagreenwolf:
lupagreenwolf Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Lupa :)
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kayluvzherwolf Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
awesome name oh and im sapphire well thats my animal name
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SoritaBloodmend Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
HOLY CRAP! THATS FREKIN AWESOME! Is it for sale? :D
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:iconlupagreenwolf:
lupagreenwolf Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you! It is currently being paid for via layaway by another customer; however, I will be listing another wolf skull rattle tonight. You can see all my currently for-sale items at [link] :)
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knightblood Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
sorry i knwo this is serious and i like it alot but i have to say this
Run Whitefang Run! they may come for you next!
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Rocky-O Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
WOW This is super awesome!!! Do you think you could make another one? Super awesome :o
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lupagreenwolf Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I do have the parts to make another, yes, though this one is still for sale over at my Etsy, [link] And thank you :)
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