Collectible Buttons from Elvenkrafte Studios, Page 2
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Here's a fun little button that depicts a little brown circus elephant. The body of the button is carved from vegetable ivory from the Metroxylon Amicarum tree, a palm nut tree. The elephant has a nice blue and yellow blanket which is bakelite/catalin that I've inlaid into the body of the button, carved and polished. The elephant's tusks are carved/polished pre-ban African elephant ivory, and the eyes are bakelite. The button measures just under 1 3/8 inches and has a self shank carved onto the back where I've also inscribed my signature and the date.
This dandy grasshopper button is one that I carved from a section of very handsome fossil walrus ivory. The grasshopper is very carefully detailed and features a clear green bakelite eye which I inlaid. I used a bit of dye to emphasize the smaller details. The button measures right at 1 7/8 inches in length and a bit over an inch in width. I carved a self shank onto the back and inscribed my signature and the date there as well.
Here is a dandy lobster button that I've carved from fossil walrus ivory. The lobster, or crayfish, is very realistically detailed down to the carefully carved legs and antanae, and the eyes which have black bakelite pupils inserted. The fossil walrus ivory is such a gorgeous material and, with just a bit of added brown dye to emphasize the details, makes for a gorgeous button. The button measures right at 1 5/8 inches long and a hair over 1 inches wide. I carved a self shank on the back and inscribed my signature and the date there as well.
Here is a great little seahorse button that I carfved from fossil walrus ivory and used a bit of dye to color. The seahorse has a bakelite eye and is carved in detail with a bit of seaweed behind it. The button is carved from a gorgeous section of fossil walrus ivory and has a self shank carved onto the back, where I've also inscribed my signature and the date. The button measures just a hair under 2 inches long and a bit under 1 1/4 inches wide.
This detailed little pair of birds is one that I've carved from vegetable ivory of the Tagua nut. The birds are perched on a little limb with the leaves of the tree carved around them. I used a bit of enamel paint to color the birds' beaks, feet and eyes. The button measures just under 1 3/4 inches, has a self shank carved onto the back and my signature and the date inscribed.
Here is a tiny little gnome resting under a toadstool.
Here is a dandy button that I've carved from white tail deer bone in the form of a cowboy hat sitting on top of a pair of cowboy boots. The button is nicely detailed and polished, measures just under 1 1/2 inches, has a self shank and my signature and the date carved upon the back.