Ok kids- Here’s one that has me stumped.
A client brought me a carved bone link bracelet with carved panels.
It’s missing some links. My client found some extras in a pawn shop
Here’s the fun part. The links all have small slits cut at an angle
in them. It looks like somehow the bone was softened and then the
links added. We’ve tested them and they are bone.
So I have the extras to put in but no idea how to soften this stuff
up. We tried a small amount of steam but no luck. I don’t have enough
to sacrifice with experimentation so I’m counting on all yall to help
me out here. Anybody got any good info or crack pot ideas?
After 42 years in the trade I STILL run into interesting challenges
and learn something new every day.
Have fun and make lots of jewelry