Item: 127 PW

$30.00

Moose Pin


Pewter Jewelry, 1 9/16" x 2 1/8"


My Moose pin portrays a majestic spirit with a huge rack for a crown. Standing up to 6 feet at the shoulder and weighing close to a ton, these Alaskan mammals are the largest species of the deer family. Despite their immense size, they possess a chameleon-like nature and can disappear into the woods at a moment's notice.

Moose are regular visitors to my home of Ester, Alaska. They casually roam through town browsing on the occasional willow and crab apple tree. What they really like are our gardens, especially when everything is just about ready to harvest. We grab our pots and pans when we see the moose coming and make a racket in the hopes of driving them away.  Some of us gardeners have gotten smarter over the years and put up electric fences. Fortunately, your garden is safe from this moose pin.

I love to design. Whenever I walk, I always keep an eye open for new opportunities to capture the natural world in a piece of jewelry.  I owe my talent as an artist to my maternal grandfather, Erland Waastrom, a Swede who immigrated to this country in the early 20th century. My grandfather was a visual artist. He painted versions of the old masters in oils and even recreated the Mona Lisa in pastels! He was also a sculptor and worked in various mediums, including metal and wood.  One time he carved a tree root, capturing the image of an embracing couple beneath a grape arbor.  I believe that I have carried his love of art and creativity forward through my design work.

-Moose pin also available in sterling silver and bronze.
-Matching earrings are available.
-This pewter pin has two tack backs and military-style clasps (very secure). Because of this, it cannot use our pin converters.
 

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