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I etched this chickadee on a pine branch onto a pre-ban elephant ivory pendant. It is over 3/4" round and 3/8" thick in a front to back ellipse and hangs on a peg and bail suspended on an 18" double rope sterling silver chain.

The outline and shading are etched and inked with black india ink. Next I etch in all areas to be colored and apply permanent, pigmented inks and acrylic paints with a fine brush. This ensures that all color is held fast for lasting use.

The final step is to seal it with 2 coats of archival wax to protect the intricate design and enhance the beauty of the ivory. The finished piece is water resistant but not waterproof. Please don't wear it in the shower or while swimming.

Ivory Scrimshaw Chickadee necklace on sterling silver chain

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: ivory, metal, sterling, inks
  • Only ships within United States.
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