Sunday, February 7, 2010

Look What We Can Do With Tagua Nut!

Tagua nut is a palm nut found in Venezuela. We discovered it a few years ago in a mineral shop in Spruce Pine, NC. It has a brown skin and is super hard. We decided to cut one open. Inside was a super hard white material. Of course it was a perfect substitute for ivory and inevitably we combined it with metal and made jewelry! We are not the first to have that bright idea but I think our work adds a new twist by treated it more like a piece of metal or a gem.It can be drilled, burned (gives off a lovely caramel toffee smell), riveted, filed and sawed. If you love how it looks - leave a comment!

1 comment:

  1. I mad for ths made stuff! Or I guess you could say I'm nuts for it!