Antler Earrings with Stones
All around Ayavalla Plantation in Tallahassee, deer can be seen scampering through the fields and woods. Lovely, graceful and lean, deer sightings never cease to delight. But in the winter Ayavalla's deer leave gifts of dropped antlers for us, the human residents. The males lose their antlers and grow new ones every year, and we're only too happy to collect what they discard to use in our designs, just as artisans have done throughout human history.