Heidi – Let’s Get It Started!

Heidi – Let’s Get It Started!

Since a couple of photos that we posted of our new rescue dog we’ve had a remarkable outpouring of support and interest in this special little girl.  We decided that I should add a weekly post to my Woman of Troy blog since part of the life of the WOT is now rehabilitating our sweet girl, Heidi.  I hope that you decide to travel this journey with us.  We’re only a little over a week into it, and it’s teaching us so much  including showing us how compassionate people can be when faced with the impact abuse can have on another living being. So, let’s begin at the beginning because that’s always the best.  People have consistently asked how we even ended up with Heidi.  Well, that’s a story right there.  We are the proud owners of a German Shepard Dog (GSD).  Anyone...

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Yep, it’s Elk Ivories Again!

Yep, it’s Elk Ivories Again!

I had to share the latest elk ivory project that I was so fortunate to get to work on.  The lovely Julie Dianda brought me the ivories from the elk that she personally hunted.  She had seen some of my earlier projects and decided that she wanted something unique and feminine that included elements that personally reflected her. We brainstormed and she told me that her favorite color was blue, loved turquoise and sunflowers.  She also wanted to incorporate the end from the shell casing of the round used to kill this elk.  She gave me her treasures and let me have at it. I knew I had some awesome pieces already perfect for her necklace.  The center includes an orphaned earring that I found in my hunts and was already set in 925 silver.  I love seeing that stamp on...

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