Collectible Buttons from Elvenkrafte Studios, Page 3
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Carved Vegetable Ivory Christ Crowned with Thorns Button
This is another special button depicting Christ crowned with thorns. This button is carved from vegetable ivory and has a nice brown color. The thorny crown has small pieces of brass rod inset as the thorns. The button is very nicely detailed and is a button which I've created a mold of in order to reproduce it in other castable materials. The button measures right at 1 1/2 inches at the longest measurement. It has a self shank carved onto the back and my signature and the date inscribed there as well.
Here is a nice little squirrel button that I've carved from white tail deer antler, with a brown bakelite acorn in the squirrel's grip. The antler has a nice mottled gray color and the squirrel has a pair of black bakelite eyes. The button is realistically detailed and measures right at 1 1/2 inches. I carved a self shank on the back and inscribed my signature and the date there as well.
This is a pair of cowboy boots button that I've carved from Jet. The Jet is fossil charcoal mined in the Lake Bakal region of Siberia, it is very similar in quality to the famous Whitby jet from England. The boots are realistically carved and measure just under 1 1/4 inches. I carved a self shank onto the back and inscribed my signature and the date.
Here is a button that I carved out of a piece of vegetable ivory or tagua nut. This is a great white shark carved in detail, down to some teeny, teeny, tiny teeth. The eye is a inlaid piece of black cow horn and the deeper carved lines on the shark have been lightly dyed with black show that they will show up better. The button ha a nice self shank carved onto the back, where there is a line in the material that appears to be a crack but is actually in the material itself. This button is one that I carved in my first year of button carving and is dated April 20, 2004. The longest measurement is 1 & 1/2 inches.