Fossilized Walrus Ivory with Hosta Botantical Scrimshaw
These earring started with fossil walrus ivory tusk points, which I sliced carefully in half and polished to a shine. The leaf design is hand-drawn using the ancient technique called scrimshaw and a deep black ink.
- Natural colors in the tusk points: deep honey and turmeric colors
- Hand-drawn scrimshaw inspired by the overgrown hostas dotted around my backyard
- Handmade sterling silver ear wires (french hooks)
- Approximately 1.5" long
- One of a kind
Please note this pair is a *little* heavier than some people like their earrings to be. I find them comfortable. (I'm my own test subject!) If you're not sure, send me a quick email and we can chat.
Curious about fossil ivory and my sources? Learn more here.