The very first piece of jewelry we created was for a friend. He wanted coyote teeth and I got grossed out at first. The thought of handling a dead animal’s teeth was very strange to me. Once we began the design process, it got easier. Then I became very selective with quality and consistency of the teeth chosen for the necklace. Sometimes remembering I lived so long in the city, I have to snap out of it and realize I am a country girl now. We started using coyote hides for our photography and that took some getting used to as well. As each design gets better and each photo is taken, I feel a warmth that handmade natural jewelry using animal parts is my calling and I am actually good at it.