Bone carved earrings

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Project by mountain934 posted 06-08-2012 02:25 PM 5481 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked by a good friend who knows i carve bone to make his wife a pair of mountain dulcimer earrings….well i was alittle taken back being i`m not into jewelry makin but what the heck i`ll give it a try. They came out looking great !! The bone carvings are 1 1/2” long with some nice detail. So i thought i`d try a pair of bone guitars for my wife, they came out really nice too. So i`m making about a dozen of the dulcimer earring sets to sell on a mountain dulcimer web site that i belong to. I added some pic`s of my bone collection and rough sanded bone blanks that i use to carve creations out of. Since i primarly make custom bone guitar slides i always have cut-off pieces from that. Wahich i now recycle into other carved creations.

-- R.S.Bretz, Pa.

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#1 posted 06-08-2012 03:17 PM

These are both very well done and I’ll just bet that you can sell these to the younger ladies without a bit of trouble. Nice work.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#2 posted 06-08-2012 04:08 PM

I have heard of bone carving but wondered where you acquire the bones for the carvings and what would be the preparations prior to the carving? You did a fine job on these!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#3 posted 06-08-2012 11:43 PM

My next door neighbor is the local butcher…he gives me marrow bones for my dog. Who does a great job of cleaning them up. After which i let them dry out for a week or so then cut them up on my bandsaw into usable pieces.

-- R.S.Bretz, Pa.

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