This week we are featuring Amanda Joe of Osteal! Amanda makes earthy, organic mixed media jewelry that make you think of a forest clearing and all the animals roaming free nearby. Check out her story!
“Osteal : Earthy, Strange and Striving to be ethical and sustainable in all aspects of life.
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Osteal is a small business, run out of my modest studio in rural Washington. We strive to be responsible, sustainable and as cruelty free as possible in all aspects of life.
Osteal Jewelry is a bit different than your average bone shop – we source most of the bones ourselves! Most bones are found while we travel around this beautiful country, sometimes we make use of Black Tail Deer bones hunted locally for food – not sport. The rest come from trusted friends who are also scavengers.
Because our bones are found by luck and season the variety will vary greatly – just as it does in Nature. (we do not buy bulk bones, we do not support fur farms, factory farms, trapping, trophy hunting or the exotic pet trade)
What does being cruelty free mean to Osteal : It means free of intentional human cruelty. No animal was knowingly made to suffer at the hands of man. It means the animal was free and wild until it’s death.
A portion of the money from my shop goes to charities such as: Defenders of Wildlife, The Audubon Society, Northwest Wildlife, Wolf Haven International, and W.W.F.”