|Project by mtnwild||posted 10-30-2008 01:03 AM||12345 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
I was given in trade an old walrus ivory cribbage board. I have worked ivory years ago for a jeweler friend and was thrilled to come across this opportunity to try my hand again. The cribbage board was broken in three sections and cracked in a couple more, along with the drilled holes for the pegs, I could only get a few small pieces to use. I did some pieces for my friend to choose from and these are the ones he didn’t choose. He took the golden eagles from my last post and a couple of ear ring sets. I also gave him little stand #1 to display his eagles. Anyway, I needed some more to display my work and came up with these little stands. I like them and with my knife collection I will probably be doing more. I draw the pictures on the ivory surface with a pencil, then scratch over my drawing with a sharpened awl. Then erase drawing, flood with India ink and buff off surface, ink stays in the scratches.
-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.