Pendent dinosaur bone fish bear
My pendants some information
I make a lot of pendants, assuming you have a nice chain to put it on, or can easily acquire chain. This keeps the cost down. I sell to people who use my centerpiece in their own creative finished necklace. All the art you see is work I have done myself. In most cases I find the stones and cut them. I find the fossils, wood, and other Alaska materials. In many cases material needs special care like stabilizing. Each piece is hand cut one of a kind no templates never repeated design. I carve the original metal in wax,make a mold and do my own casting of caps, each cast just for that piece. I usually cast 20 at a time to save time and costs. I do all my work in Nenana Alaska population 300 , in a 100 year old log cabin. There is usually a story behind each piece. I do go to Tucson to the big gem fossil show. My mother lives there so I go visit her and do the show. Over the years I buy sell trade and do acquire turquoise, cut stones, amber, and non Alaska materials, but specialize in Alaska. If you seek finished necklaces with the chain use this link
Dinosaur bone pendant with butterfly
pendant agate with dragonfly
Pendant cut amethyst with swallow
pendant Alaska green rock, bear
The stone is a not named Alaska river rock that resembles jade. Sterling silver bezel. Brass bear and cap with copper stem (as part of the setting that holds the stone in place.) 3 x 1.5 x over ¼ thick. Heavier than it looks – about an ounce
Nowitna agate pendant rabbit cap
Arctic conglomerate rock pendant- duck
cast copper owl pendant
Mammoth fossil ivory $50 to $300 a lb
Fossil mammoth ivory sold by the pound, for best price. I pick it out. If not satisfied return for refund. Less $ if I do not have to photo, describe, list, keep track of. I have way more material then I can individually list. It can be as much as half the price buying bulk. It requires you trust my choices. Otherwise order the individual items listed elsewhere. Link to my how to videos
So choose a price per pound which is a quality of grade. Here is a link to help understand grades. Ivory grades View enclosed pictures to see the differences in what a pound looks like. Read each category if you do not understand. If you already understand press on, stop reading! To help you best I need to know your use. Usually one of these, knife maker, scrimshaw work, lathe pen or bagpipe parts, small carvings. Pendants and inlays, or display. I understand these uses. Example: A $300 a pound for display might be tapered so it stands, but a knife maker will not want any taper in his $300 pound. Scrim folks need hard, light color, but may accept irregular shapes. Lathe people will be hard to please as they need hard too get thickness and may require $300 a pound goods.
$50 a pound This is usually grade C. Sometimes softer or cracked or lacks top colors but useful to some. Great if you want to stabilize yourself to turn into #1 grade. In all honesty, few can use this grade. However it is samples for schools, tiny inlays, maybe pendants, ivory sewing needles, but may not take a polish and there may be to much soft, you'd be better off going up a grade if you carve or inlay. Or inquire or give more detail of your needs. If you are stabilizing for knife scales let me know so I give the larger soft. Pendants I might offer 'some' hard with color, just dime to quarter sizes. Keep in mind, if you have to throw away half of what you get it is still cheaper than the next grade up. Oh. If you leave a note, I can offer for $50 a sample of all the grades marked so you can see what the differences are. I can't promise an exact weight, but it will be worth over $50, all usable. It could be used to teach, or show others, or so you could test each grade. Like before investing $1,000 order.
$150 a pound. This is middle grade that should suit most needs, maybe not all. Look at the pictures. It should be twice as nice in general as the $50 grade. Most knife makers might choose this with some amount of waste and work needing to be done. Not perfect, no vivid blues, striking alligator patterning, not gem grade, just good. Scrimshaw folks will get nice material, hard enough to scrim, no major cracks or weirdness. I suggest scrim people try this grade first. This may or may not turn on a lathe, as it in general could have some flaws between layers. It could be fixed, but time might be money to you. This grade usually works fine for pendents and art, as $300 a pound is usually larger, sometimes almost same quality as this $150 grade, just this grade has less uses, so price is down. Like top color, but not quite good dimensions for the biggest market knife scales. Nor top carving stuff. Jewelry makers should try this grade first. Again, tell me your needs, even email me pic of your work you do. I should be able to tell you yes or no if this grade works. I'm an artist myself so understand.
$300 a pound Is a new category. I eliminated the $75 a pound as to hard to grade for most buyers. As each grade doubles in price the differences should be apparent. So. $300 a pound sounds outrageous? So view the pound of knife scales for example. These are already listed for sale. This weighs a pound, and a mix like this, my pick, is $300. The total retail if you bought these 1-2 at a time is $550. Meaning if I can make scales and not weigh each set, measure, photo, list, keep track of, I can sell bulk for almost half price. This grade is close to gem grade. Fewest cracks, least amount of work needed done. If raw for knife scales, it will be an even thickness or perfect deep blue, best dimensions, the top quality for any project. I have no problem taking these pieces and calling them displays and getting $400 a pound if I list these each piece individually. You save about $100 a pound over going to my individually listed pieces of the same grade. Again if what you get concerns you, pay more and pick out from the pieces listed. Keep in mind if I pick, and you do not like it, return for refund.
If what you want is between grades, I can adjust the weight accordingly upon request. Such as, "I need cheap for small projects but not $50 garbage and not really nice $150 stuff." I might for example send 2 pounds of material in between grades at the 1 pound $150 price (so paying $75 a pound). Or you need the best of the best gem grade perfect. I might offer less than a pound for $300, and pick the best pound out of 600 pounds on hand. May have for example some knock your socks off blue for gun grips, 5 x 3 inches as a set of 2. It can be worth... the sky is the limit. No. I am not going to go look first and send pictures. You pay, I go look. Or buy what is listed. I have in the past trudged out to the shop into the dark 50 below into the freezing shop and spent half an hour to hear, "Thanks, just wondering, I don't have any money right now." If I cannot fill the order I'll refund. Or email pictures when I know you are serious.
This 'item' called 'by the pound' is meant mostly for people reselling, who could use a wholesale deal, who are trying to resell at a profit, maybe go through a lot of material. Or the low end for those who want to try it out see what fossil ivory is.All Is my blog link with subjects and place to interact ask questions get advice etc. It helps me and I can take more time if I am addressing others with common questions.
Wire wrap custom raw
Custom wire wrap wolf theme. Fits your material about 2x2 size. Adaptable, see pictures of what is possible. A way to turn your material into a necklace without drilling or altering your material. Not a cheap looking method like a bail glued on. Good for large custom glass beads, small artifacts, sea shells, interesting rocks, fossils of all kinds. One of a kind hand made, not a common item. Brass wire and wolf has been soldered. Flexible wire opens closers wraps twist to tighten on your item. No tools skills, or extra work to do. I have other ideas inquire if interested, mostly if you want ‘a few,’ like wholesale.
Pendant cut amethyst with duck
Showy piece, very unique custom setting. Nice 1 inch hand cut amethyst with some slight inclusions that give it character. Copper and brass wire with brass flowers and duck. Opal flower center. Setting does not cover stone which shows it off. Stone reminds me of ‘water’ thus a duck theme.
Turquoise pendant opal and moon
Large turquoise 3 x 2 x ¼ inches wrapped around edge with silver moose and brass leaves soldered to rim. Natural untreated turquoise. Cut from natural chunk I acquired in Mexico. Australia opal gives accent and sparkle. 2 ounces.
Fossil fish pendant
Dinosaur era fossil fish in it’s natural setting. Set in brass, with two brass fish soldered to setting. 3 x 2 x 1//4 inches. A light 1 ounce.
Pendant opal fish
Nice showy piece, high end lab opal with silver setting and stylized custom cast fish cap. 2 x 1 inches. Natural opal of this size quality does not exist, and if so would be thousands of $. This is real opal, just created in a lab at an affordable price. Usually suck opal is for small accents. Unusual to see it as such a large centerpiece. Chain bail on back of fish.
Pendant moonstone dragonfly