Custom Name Necklace with Rhinestone Letters

real claw, Black Bear claw necklace native american made with RESIN claw

$326.00

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.No international shipping This item is Proudly Native American Made and will come with a Certificate of Authenticity stating my enrollment and clan information. I am also a member of the Native American Arts & Craft Association. Portions of each sale go to my local community, tribe etc. This is made with a high quality resin black Bear claw. These are the best reproductions I can find. Sadly Reproductions are actually MORE expensive than most of my real claws. I do carry Real bear claws on my direct website. Etsy policy only allows natives from Alaskan tribes to sell their real bear products. This policy has negatively effected my tribe's income. We harvest our bears for use for ceremonies, for sacred meal and the fat is even used for ceremonial paints, soaps and many other things. Etsy's decision to only allow one tribe to sell is not only wrong, it has caused my tribe to have to throw out perfectly good bear hides because if we can't sell them we can't afford to get them tanned, when each person is allowed the legal harvest of 2 bears a year and we hunt for the meat it's almost impossible to find uses for our excess hides and claws because we are NOT trophy hunters. This new policy has resulted in excess waste of our left over hides and claws. Much like our Alaskan brothers we run out of uses for things like claws. This is why Esty should allow us too to sell our left over inedible items. They claim they are doing this because of the "endangered Species act" however there are 3 exemptions to this law. Etsy is choosing to only recognize the 3rd when the other 2 exemptions to the law cover tribal members from NON-Alaskan Tribes such as myself. Our artwork is an important part of our culture and our sovereignty. Tribes rely on craft sales to fund cultural activities and hold the community together because everyone benefits. Write [email protected] Let them know this isn't okay. Either allow all tribes, or no tribes at all, because ALL tribal artists represent their ancestors, their communities and their cultural, not just Alaskan Natives. Tribal artists can not compete with Etsy when it comes to advertising on this internet. Although we have our own sites we can not afford the web advertising a large corporation can. With that being said again this is a RESIN black bear claw but all other items in my store are REAL genuine claws and teeth.This is the necklace you will receive.10 resin claws on this necklace.Necklace measures 33" longLargest claws measure 3 1/4" around the curve measured professionally.Beads are made from buffalo bone glass beads.Red for ancestors and power of women.Bear stands for inner knowing and protection. For over 10 years I have prided myself in only selling authentic wildlife items. This is because many of my people believe plastic can not carry the medicine of the animal it is from. But unfortunately places like etsy do not understand cultural artists and our attempts to preserve our culture with dignity.So for the first time I will be offering FAKE products that are native made on Etsy. But understand I continue to only offer authentic items from my direct website.This is the best looking fake bear claw I've seen in a while. I'm quite picky with things I use because again I have to think of integrity of what I"m making. Thank you for looking. All other products in my store are 100% real with the exception of Bear products due to Etsy's unfair policy. Thank you for looking.Last picture in this listing is a photo of the actual artist.NO INTERNATIONAL SHIPPINGARTIST NAME: Aodh\u00e0n Crawford \u13e5\u13cd\u13d5\u13e5TRIBAL AFFILIATION: Aniyunwiya Tsalagi (Cherokee)Your item comes with Certificate of Native American Made/Celtic Made AuthenticityPortions of this sale are sent to my tribe and various communities I am involved with. I also donated items to various prisons to help fund their Native American programs and help those who can not help themselves. Inedible meat is donated to zoos and local raptor rehab facilities. .You are buying directly from the artist.I am also a recognized member of the Indian Arts and Craft Association, Clan member of Clan Crawford and Clan Fraser of Lovat., bear claw

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