So here we go again: this is a 32 inch female alaskan caribou antler shed with a dreamcatcher web woven into it. I collected the shed in Alaska 2010 and have finally done something with my find.
On the web are polished abalone shell pieces and prism crystal beads; in the center is an abalone tusk. Sterling silver beads and more prism beads hang from two of the tines along with tiny silver 'frozen leaf' charms and soft white deerskin laces. Two snow goose feathers sit on the very top (their white spines dotted with metallic lavender paint) and over thirty tiny Swavorski crystals are set into the main beam of the antler to add a little sparkle. The antler itself has been painted crisp white and sealed with a satin finish. It will be finished with either a loop for hanging or a long braided line so it can hang from a ceiling hook.
The multi-hued shifting colors of the abalone shell pieces represent the northern lights, the white antler represents snow and the sparkly crystals represent ice, ice and more ice. You could say that the hanging leather represents icicles, too. :)
Detail shots below, just click the links to see some closeup pics. More pics available on request.