Sunday, April 22, 2012

Tagua nuts

Another material I got involved with while studying is tagua nut. It is often used as a substitute for ivory. Because the material really resembles bone so well, I decided to make few pieces forming the material into bonelike shapes. These smooth and natural forms I decorated with silver screws. After finishing this work I ended up receiving a rather unusual present from my teacher. More information about that will follow in a later post.



Later I tried out coloring the material. It turned out to be a success.

Pendant with died tagua nut and sterling silver

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