“Nevermore.” – Scrimshaw on Alternative Piano Key Ivory

Necklace and Earrings with raven and the words: "Quoth the raven, 'Nevermore.'"Finished these a few weeks ago but never got them onto Etsy until today,  VD sometimes gets in the way (that’s Valentine’s Day!). Engraved and hand scrimmed after cutting them out, they’re on an ivory alternative.  Recently purchased some real piano key ivory from an 1800 vintage piano, but I’m holding that for some special projects that won’t be going interstate.  These were fun to make, but I really want to get back to the antler buttons.  Now that it’s warming up, I may be able to cut them and create some interesting jewelry.

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3 Replies to ““Nevermore.” – Scrimshaw on Alternative Piano Key Ivory”

  1. Hello Mr. Perkins,

    My name is Lucas, I am 12 years old and I am interested in scrimshaw. I am part Dutch and learned that a a lot of Dutch whalers practiced scrimshaw. I also like the the effort and originality put into every piece. I am doing some research on Scrimshaw for a project at school and would like to know if I can interview you,likely via email as I live in Florida. I am asking you as you seem to be very active in the scrimshaw community. Looking forward to hearing from you,

    Sincerely Lucas

    1. Hi Lucas, and thanks for writing! I’d be glad to answer any questions you have and would be happy to do an interview via email. I’ll send you another email through my other account so you can have my undivided attention.

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