Monday, May 23, 2011

Long Weekend

Ochre warms them up
I took a few days off work this weekend.  Its hard to take time off when you work at home without feeling guilty, but its been such a busy winter and spring with a hectic summer and fall around the corner that I really needed a couple days of downtime.  Today I was back in the workshop.  More wholesale and custom commissions.  While the sun was out, I was spraying a protective clear-coat on a a few Maritime Archaic Indian pin reproductions.  These are made from caribou long bones, stained with red ochre.

This is pretty much how the pins would have been oriented in the long bone when I cut them out.  I use the long part of the shafts for the body of the pins and orient the heads where the bone flattens and flares out towards each end.
Photo Credits: Tim Rast

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