Thursday, April 23, 2009

vegetable ivory

Jeweler Delphine Jaulhac's father was a sculptor who spent years working with ivory. While she employs many of the same techniques, she has chosen an entirely different, more sustainable material similar to elephant ivory: tagua nuts (otherwise known as vegetable ivory.) I was first introduced to this material during my Wooden Jewelry class and am in absolute awe of the beauty Delphine has been able to carve out of it.

(discovered via the carrotbox… an endlessly inspiring ring/jewelry blog.)


HCJ admin said...

Wonderful stuff.
Why don't you nominate her?

Beth Cyr said...

really amazing!