Untamed Elegance

Unconventional Beauty: Different Styles of Deer Skull Art

Front view of Thor, a whitetail deer beaded skull art piece.

Deer skull art has evolved into a unique and captivating form of artistic expression, blending the rustic charm of nature with intricate designs and techniques. This form of art is not only about celebrating the beauty of wildlife in a respectful and creative way but also about pushing the boundaries of conventional aesthetics and traditional taxidermy options.

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Creating Lasting Bonds: Family Hunting and the Power of Trophies

Mom and I with Kudu

A guest post by Leesa’s awesome son! Intro In a world where technology often keeps us more isolated than connected, finding genuine and profound ways to bond with family members can sometimes be challenging. Family bonding through shared experiences and adventures can lay the foundation for lasting relationships and cherished memories. Hunting, a tradition as…

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In memory of Devon Kurzhals

Whitetail buck to be beaded in Devon's honor.

This is not a large whitetail buck. However, he is a VERY important one. Not to just one person but to an entire family. And the most important beaded skull art piece I have ever had the privilege of creating. This project is in memory of Devon Kurzhals.

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The Autumn Leaves Story

Couple enjoying an autumn stroll

Believe it or not, some people think beaded skulls are a morbid or grotesque concept and cannot image why anyone would want such a thing in their house. However, all creation has beauty even after the life cycle ends. This Autumn Leaves story attempts to convey the perspective of the beauty and untamed elegance of beaded skulls. Enjoy!

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Beaded Memories

Making beaded memories with Zoe.

Spending time with family is always special. And one-on-one time with grandchildren is even better, especially when you enjoy the same things. I loved it when granddaughter, Zoe asked if she could bead something with me!

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How would they “feel”?

Blue Moon Shadow, beaded skull artwork

A while back when my Aunt Sandy Bergman saw some pictures of Blue Moon Shadow, she made a very nice comment then asked jestingly, “Wonder how he feels being decorated in jewels!” Being silly I replied, “He feels marvelous darling!” However, I later thanked my Aunt for making me truly in my heart think about…

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