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Ebony and Ivory pendant with butterfly scrimshaw.

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Project by Alexander Valle Albert posted 07-15-2015 01:29 PM 827 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished this pendant for my wife. It is made out of Gabon Ebony and Legal Pre-Ban Elephant ivory. The butterfly is my first scrimshaw try!! Thanks for looking. Alexander





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Northwest29

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#1 posted 07-15-2015 06:13 PM

Wow, that looks just superb! How did you get the outside rosette so darn even? I assume you carved it by hand. Your wife should be extremely pleased with and proud of your work. Great looking scrim too.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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Jim Rowe

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#2 posted 07-15-2015 09:36 PM

Looks very nice but the use of elephant ivory is illegal.
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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Alexander Valle Albert

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#3 posted 07-16-2015 01:42 AM

Jim, if you have asked about if the use of elephant ivory is illegal, I would be more than pleased to answer… but you made a statement (an incorrect one) .... since there is no question, so I have no intention to answer… My advise: please, do some internet research before making accusations about issues you do not know for sure…or simply ASK!!!!


Looks very nice but the use of elephant ivory is illegal.
Jim

- Jim Rowe


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Alexander Valle Albert

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#4 posted 07-16-2015 01:44 AM

Northwest, first I did turn the piece in a lathe… like turning a rosette… and then I hand carved the piece. Thanks for your comment.


Wow, that looks just superb! How did you get the outside rosette so darn even? I assume you carved it by hand. Your wife should be extremely pleased with and proud of your work. Great looking scrim too.

- Northwest29


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hunter71

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#5 posted 07-16-2015 02:57 AM

Very nice pendant. Well done. Too bad about the illegal ivory comment. With all the information available why is…. Ignorance so popular .

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Alexander Valle Albert

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#6 posted 07-23-2015 03:21 PM

Thanks Hunter!!

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Dark_Lightning

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#7 posted 07-25-2015 02:57 AM

That is very pretty! Does it weigh a lot? It looks like it might be heavy. I’d like to know where you sourced the ivory, though I think it might be too expensive for me.

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mmh

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#8 posted 09-12-2016 03:45 AM

A lovely and impressive piece of work!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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