I’m not sure what the stone is. This is a birthday gift for someone who’s a rock hound, so I am hoping she will know. Or have fun doing the research to find out. The face is some sort of carved and polished bone; not real ivory, as that is no longer available.
Another piece of whimsy. I enjoyed making this pin. Intricate, without being difficult. That’s a rare ocurence!
Both pieces have a peyote bezel affixed to a backing. The pin, and some additional supportive material is then adhered. Next it was time to go around and embellish. A nice halo of lentil beads, with a light pink accept from size 15ºs. You can see a bit of thread showing in the last row of the bezel. I do this for added strength, to insure that nothing pops out. It seems a good trade off – a bit more visible thread brings added security.