“Owl Earring Hanger #2”, Daniel D. Brown, 2017

I decided to make a simpler Owl earring hanger – One that takes less time to assemble and is much less unwieldy to ship. i.e. one that’s actually worth it for me to make and sell to people. This first one was an experiment with home-made stains using vinegar and steel wool.

Note the hanging basket in which studs and earring backs can be placed.

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“Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia),” Daniel D. Brown, 2014, Digital

I spent about two months working on this owl during my lunch breaks. It was created with the Procreate App on an iPad Air and is based on a photo I took at the National Aviary.

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“Burrowing Owl”

“Owl Earring and Necklace Hanger”, Daniel D. Brown, 2013

I recently designed this earring hanger for my fiance. It was all hand-carved wood (luckily I now have a jigsaw), the eyes were hand-painted glass, and the wings have mesh for hanging earrings, and the hanging trough is for studs and rings. There are 10 hooks for necklaces.

I plan to make more of these to sell on my Etsy store. Drop me a line if you have any interest.

I have also designed a more robust dragonfly jewelry holder/hanging armoire.



Related Images:

Barred Owl (Strix varia), Daniel D. Brown, 2013, Pencil

I’ve been fascinated with barred owls since I was a kid. In fact the man who was most influential in me becoming a biologist, Mr. Bob Ross, twice taught me to call these birds in the Ozark Mountains (he was quite an amazing zoology teacher in Arkansas). Their call sounds something like “Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you all?”



"Barred Owl"
“Barred Owl”
"Barred Owl"
“Barred Owl”