I've been experimenting with a new medium- I've been carving bone for my exhibition coming up in September with the divine Ms Vivienne Kelly. It's so lovely to carve- it's kind of creamy in a way, and has a beautiful tactile surface when finished. A little bit of internet research led me to a whole wealth of bone-carving information- it has a long history, especially in New Zealand, although the Maori bone-of-choice used to be whale.
This is actually beef bone. My friendly (if bemused) local butcher cuts it for me, my dog chews the yummy stuff off it, and then it's boiled, dried and prepared for me to carve.
What do you think- would you wear jewellery made from bone?