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path of life pendant 2 by savagewerx path of life pendant 2 by savagewerx
another variation on the path of life pendant with the Maori theme of Koru designs,Maori scroll work and Tiki head with a falling water droplet at the bottom,jade and abalone shell inlays,made as a gift for my Niece
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Mallenroh001 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
this is lovely, I love the symbolism and the inlays are the perfect pop of colour :D
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savagewerx Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
cheers :-)
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Mallenroh001 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
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Dark-Shards Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Much respect, the hours it must have taken to carve this and so evenly! True talent!
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savagewerx Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thank you,& yes,a few hours were sunk into this piece :-)
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Kudrik Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
great work
and i also using beef bone from leg :D
really nice and big bones.
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savagewerx Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanx,yeah,leg bones the best
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Tauriiga Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
This is absolutely gorgeous. The amount of detail in this is astounding. I love Maori jewelry and designs. I drew a Maori influenced tribal that I later got tattooed on my upper back.

Do you sell your pendants? And how much would one like this cost?
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savagewerx Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
cheers
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Ellygator Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The integration of all the elements works so well!
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savagewerx Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanx
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Hisp013 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
Great work...
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savagewerx Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanx
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GhostSender Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
amazing! What kind of bone were you using? How do you make those tiny grooves! How much hours did it take to make?
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savagewerx Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i cut the grooves and knots into my pieces with "gravers"which are a hand tool,like a small jewllers chisel,i also have some hand tools i made years ago out of hacksaw blades with different shaped cutting heads,also i sometimes use an inverted cone style bit in the end of a dremmel,which you can get in many styles,and finish with files and sandpaper,nail sanding boards are also handy
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savagewerx Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
most of my bone work is beef bone (off the leg)i get it from the butcher,cut the ball joints off the ends and cut long ways ending up with 2 pieces,which i then scrape out the marrow,boil,scrape off excess meat and sinew,boil again,and repeat,i then boil with some laundry powder to help draw the oils out,rinse and stand for a few days to dry naturally,some carvers i know also soak in peroxcide to bleach.The other bone i use is whale bone,which is traditional for Maori people,Whales play a big part in Maori tradition and are honoured in life and in death (usually through carving)in New Zealand,when a whale dies naturally,local authorities will gift to the Maori the jawbones,teeth etc from the carcase before its buried,i have a some myself,but i now live in Australia,and due to international whaling laws the bone has to stay in the country the whale died in,so i only carve that when im back in N.Z on holidays
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