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Handmade Jewelry Bird Lover Gift, Owls on Branch Pendant Necklace, Hand Carved Owl Sculpture
Handmade Jewelry Bird Lover Gift, Owls on Branch Pendant Necklace, Hand Carved Owl Sculpture

Handmade Jewelry Bird Lover Gift, Owls on Branch Pendant Necklace, Hand Carved Owl Sculpture

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Owls on Branch with Pearl Moon Necklace

Hand carved from fossil mammoth tusk 

Adjustable polyester cord (black or beige, 24") hand braided in Kumihimo style, the Japanese art form of making braids and cords, literally meaning "gathered threads”

Hand carved fossil mammoth tusk cinch bead slides to preferred necklace length

Silver chain (16”, 18" 20") also an option **please note that no cinch bead is included when silver chain is chosen

Carving measures 5/8" across, 1 7/8" tall and just under 1/4" thick

This pair of owls is enjoying the light of the pearly moon this night. The natural grain and colouring of this piece of fossil jewelry sculpture create a misty, moody environment for their date. This hand carved pendant necklace for women lets you decide the reason for their meeting.

Fossil mammoth tusk is a magnificent medium to work with for many reasons. The material itself is very dense so it takes detail well. Mammoth tusk also has a specific grain, which is quite beautiful and differentiates it from other illegal ivory sources. The colouring is also an interesting aspect to work into a design. I like to use the surface of the tusk (called the "bark", much like a tree) as it offers a good contrast to the ivory underneath. The colour variation is endless, depending on what minerals and tannins the tusk was next to in the ground. The main reason that I like to carve from Mammoth tusk is that it has a certain mystique. Early North Americans used the whole woolly mammoth. I like to think that 10,000 to 60,000 years ago, a hunter fed his family with the meat of the mammoth and now I use its tusk to "feed" my family.

Please note that fossil mammoth is restricted in the following states: CA, DC, HI, IL, NV, NH, NJ, and NY.
It is also prohibited in India.