Thursday, April 5, 2012

PORCUPINE QUILLS AND ART

Hi Everyone!
The art of traditional porcupine quill work is quickly becoming a lost art. There are a very few who are keeping it alive. People like my friends Christy Hensler and Nancy Fonicello. With that said contemporary porcupine quill art is taking new interest. I am very glad to say that I have been quilling since the early 1970's. I incorporate it in many of my jewelry and art pieces. I even have a beginners section on traditional porcupine quill work in my book, "FlatWork" So were do you buy porcupine quills? The best place is from Sarah Tronti of Onedancingcrow. Sarah has spent the last 17 years perfecting the dying process of porcupine quills. Her colors are amazing and the quality of her porcupine quills are suburb. In addition, Sarah carries African porcupine quills, other critter parts, leather, ceremonial drums, sinew and much more.
She is having a coupon sale in her onedancingcrow etsy store for 10% her already very low prices. Use code WHIZZER at check out.
I know the hours of standing over the hot die pots and the hard work that goes into Sarah's day, why?, because Sarah is my mom.

NOTE; REMEMBER THAT WORKING WITH NATURAL MATERIALS OF ANY KIND IS NOT BECAUSE IT IS COOL, RATHER,  TO HONOR THE ANIMAL OR EARTH OR SEA.
Visit onedancingcrow for all of your Pow wow or natural art supplies

How pretty are these? Everything is 10% off coupon code WHIZZER









Honor and Integrity in Life in Art
Nicole/Beadwright

6 comments:

  1. Look at those colors! They're spectacular. Sarah does beautiful work.

    I've never tried including quills in my work. I do have some that a friend gave to me, though -- when I reached into the package, they all stuck to my hands!

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  2. Amazing colors! I didn't come very far with my efforts to learn quillwork. But I think it is all a matter of practice.

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  3. Someday, I'll get brave and try using the quills. I'm definitely intrigued and I love your instruction in your flatwork book on how to use them. I'm just still a chicken. LOL

    I've bookmarked Sarah's store because you know those purple quills were singing to me the moment I buzzed over there! Hope your day is filled with wonderful spirited energy!
    {Hugs!}

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  4. Your Mom sent me some of these Quills several Months Back...I can only say that they are AMAZING.. The colors are are so pretty, deep and rich. Of course my Favorites are the blues and turquoise. They are Superb! If You need Quills These are AWESOME!!!!@@

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  5. Interesting components [quills] for bead designs. I must try :) Love your blog!
    Happy Holiday Weekend,
    -Eva Maria

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