I love to find other artists who like to make things using materials from nature. Mr. Lentz makes some pretty unique creations, and has an interesting blog as well.
He lives in Colorado, and is a photographer as well as an artist and woodworker. He has an Etsy shop where his art can be viewed and purchased.
The moss used in his jewelry has been dried and preserved. The wood is stained with walnut husks – no toxins here, and it is such a beautiful finish. After staining, it is treated with flax seed oil to give it a subtle shine and pleasant smell.
The first pendant is made of rooster feathers. The second is elk hair. I don’t so much love the hair thing, but I think maybe it would be cool to have one made with some of your horse’s mane or tail. Or some of your favorite pet’s fur? I think I’ll have to put this artist on my list of favorites.