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Heart On My Sleeve Dogtag Cuff by TarpanBeadworks Heart On My Sleeve Dogtag Cuff by TarpanBeadworks
Edit: Oh wow, my first Daily Deviation! Thanks to everyone who has favorited and commented!!!

Etsy listing here ---> www.etsy.com/listing/41103220/...

All the dog tags used in this cuff once belonged to shelter animals - vaccination tags are non-transferable - and instead of being thrown away they have been upcycled into this thought-provoking cuff. Consider the fate of shelter animals while you look at this bracelet. What happened to the dogs that these tags belonged to? What breed of dogs were they? Were they adopted? Returned to their owner? Euthanized? The tags provide no answers except the year that they are valid for.

Each tag is captured using woven seed beads, and the bracelet is backed with velvety chamois leather. It ties to the wrist using a leather thong.

Measurements : 7" + tie
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Given 2013-07-23
Heart On My Sleeve Dogtag Cuff by *TarpanBeadworks A beautiful thought provoking cuff that uses recycled dog tags that once belonged to shelter animals. ( Featured by maytel )
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Terrier-Padawan Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Featured in my journal!
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful. Very niece style. Congratulations!
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Terrier-Padawan Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Both the beadwork and concept are very well done. As an animal lover and dog owner, it makes me sad to look at, but also inspires me to find more ways to help animals in need. Congrats on a well deserved DD!
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TarpanBeadworks Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I'm so excited... this is one of my favorite jewelry pieces. I collected hundreds of rabies tags during this time period intending to do a lot more of this type of thing.
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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TarpanBeadworks Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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SimplySilent Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
:heart: Congrats on the DD! :clap:
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TarpanBeadworks Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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Vamped-Vixen3594 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Absolutely beautiful. Very touching idea. really does make one stop and think about what happened to the dogs. Just a wonderful peice.
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TarpanBeadworks Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks... I have hundreds of these tags, and still think about the dogs and cats years later.
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Vamped-Vixen3594 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
At least some one does. I always think of my dog that past away a few years ago. I had him for a good ten years and he was my best friend. It is just really nice to see someone else stops and takes time to think about all the animals who passed away, were forgotten, or other sad things. 
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Schneefuechsin Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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TarpanBeadworks Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
(1) This is a lovely bracelet and (2) this is a wonderful idea! Wonderfully thought-provoking and thoughtful. Although I do not have any dogs, I do have 5 cats, all rescues/shelter animals. Congrats on the DD!
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TarpanBeadworks Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much. :)
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mea00 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work! Congrats on the DD
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TarpanBeadworks Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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LostGryphin Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing and unique!
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TarpanBeadworks Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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solefield Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
A very thoughtful & interesting idea. Thank you for spreading the awareness of homeless pets! :) Congrats on the DD!
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TarpanBeadworks Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
    Have a nice day! :heart:
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TarpanBeadworks Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    My pleasure :happybounce:
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Kirschenwasser Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations to the well deserved DD! Heart Sun
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TarpanBeadworks Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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Savaliste Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
AWESOME, congratz on the Daily Deviation :w00t:
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TarpanBeadworks Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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CatsWire Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thought-provoking indeed. Great idea.
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
A wonderful idea and a very well done design. :)
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