Thursday, 3 February 2011

Fossil Dinosaur Poop Jewellery and Gifts

You may remember from a recent blog post where I said one of my New Year’s resolutions was to take myself more seriously and that I would be working on some new ranges of jewellery. Well I thought I would show off my latest range of jewellery and you can’t get any less serious than this; Fossil Dinosaur poop jewellery and gifts!

The inspiration behind this Dinosaur poop jewellery came from a Christmas present that I bought for my wife this year. Yes, I bought her a gift of a big lump of fossilised Dino dung! Don’t ask me why, it was kind of one of those moments, and I can’t remember why on earth I chose that or even looked for it in the first place!

Fossil Dinosaur Poop Jewellery
This is real fossilised Dinosaur poop (Coprolite) originating from millions of years ago and fossilised to form a mineral called Marcasite. I have come across Coprolite jewellery before but it has always been sliced, polished and formed into cabochons. Manipulated to such an extent that it no longer resembles its original fossil form and may as well be another agate cabochon. I wanted to keep the fossilised Dinosaur poop in its original recognisable form. I am quite against setting fossils into resin or forming them into other shapes. They have survived millions of years and deserve respect even though these originally came from Dinosaur dung! I wanted to create something that was tactile as well as being educational and fun!

Quite a lot can be learned from fossil Dinosaur poop such as their eating habits as tiny fragments of bone, shells and other material can be discovered within the coprolites. These fossils came from the Ichthyosaurs who ruled the seas during the Jurassic period and are thought to almost resemble Dolphins. The fossils were discovered in the UK along the Dorset coastline and are 148-170 million years old!

Ichthyosaurs
I think the Dinosaur poop necklaces make a great statement piece of jewellery and certainly make a great conversation piece. If you would like to find out more about the history of the Dinosaur Poop and the possible health benefits (other than scaring away the odd Dinosaur you may come across), please visit my Poop Gifts website page.

9 comments:

  1. I'm almost speechless. I do like it though, and the benefits sound very good.

    Look forward to seeing more poop gifts.

    Lynda

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  2. I can't get over the fact that I managed to write a whole blog and website page about it lol!

    More poop gifts...hmmmm...there is no stopping me now! Told you I was going to take myself more seriously lol.

    Mick

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  3. Okay, being honest I thought you were joking... until I read the blog. Now I'm just finding this sooo funny, but in a totally good way.

    Off to the site. Think I want some dino poo jewellery!!!

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  4. Many thanks Marie for returning and I am glad I've not disappointed!

    And many thanks to Kat for buying this little bit of history...and I am glad she is going to a good home!

    Mick

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  5. Got the Necklaces this morning Mick. They are lovely! Thank you so much. My boyfriend thinks I may have finally lost the plot but I love my poop. The heart is adorable too. Made me a happy bunny! CHEERS!

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  6. Glad you like them Kat and they have gone to a good home!

    Mick

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  7. he he Mick these are great.

    Also on another note I have passed the Stylish Blog Award onto you. Please see my blog for info and hope it helps bring you a little free publicity.

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  8. Loved my purchases so much have put a link to your blog and shop in todays blog post. I hope you dont mind. Please let me know if you do and I will remove if needed!

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  9. WOW Thank you Kat...that is a lovely blog post and many thanks for the mention...I am so glad you like your poop necklace and that it is getting reactions from people!

    Mick

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