Hi Kara: If you go to Antique shops and Antique Malls you should
be able to find Ivory, I just sold a beautiful pieces for $50.00
and it was a nice bangle with a wonderful polychrome finish.
There is more older ivory around that people think, the general
public doesn’t like it much, I get pieces and never find anyone
beating down my door to buy it. So check out the the above and
also flea markets. Sincerely Chris http://www.tace.com/glitters
Now this is very interesting.
I recently found a junked piano in a rubbish dump and took all the
white keys off it - the black had already gone - and soaked them in
water to remove the ivory veneer, which I have subsequently used in
a range of pieces. In selling them, I prominently display a sign
which explains where the material comes from and suddenly it has a
story, something that people can discuss with their friends. I’ve
only had two or three ‘complaints’ from people who would rather
that the material had been scrapped and not recycled.
Maybe you should use the fact of the ivory being recycled as a
selling point, rather than the ivory itself.