Article by Sarah Rodgers
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A half dozen beluga vertebra discs are lined up along a piece of fur.
In the same space, you’ll find caribou antlers, bits of sealskin and a polar bear paw.
But this isn’t a biology class or a museum; this is Adina Tarralik Duffy’s home studio in Coral Harbour, where bits and pieces of Arctic wildlife await her creative touch.
Duffy, a designer and jeweller, recalls sitting in a friend’s workshop in Rankin Inlet years ago, surrounded by power tools and antlers.
“I just picked up some antler and started going for it,” Duffy said. “Something just clicked. The hours would pass and I didn’t even notice.
“I really like the solitude of creating."