We are headed over to the native hospital this afternoon with four bracelets.
This bracelet needs circles (ivory) and then baleen hearts inset into the black blank baleen pieces. It is all ready to drill for the bracelet cord after the inlays are placed in carefully.
Blue Magick is the only substance that is capable of getting scratches out of titanium. It is very expensive but what a shine it puts on Ivory. It is a blue liquid that smells and acts just like an old product for automobiles called "Blue Coral'. Did you know ?? Some baleen carvers use toothpaste to polish baleen with !!! Many carvers in barrow do not even polish their baleen when they display their works for sale.
More techniques and another bracelet is finished.
The ends are tied very tightly - the knots have super glue applied to them. The excess cord is cut off. The knot is pushed into the larger hole on the bracelet piece. Using a sharp object push the knot into the hole. If you try to pull that knot in - the bracelet piece will break. PUSH !! GENTLY. do not force it.
There are many different types of http://shorinternational.com/PolishCompounds.htm"]polishing compound available.
We have always used Fabu-Luster! We have no complaints. We make sure to keep plenty of it on hand. I will purchase a case shortly and give each of the boys six one pound tubes. That will last them a couple of years. I always try and stay stocked up on all supplies far in advance of when they will need them.
it is very obvious THIS BRACELET was never wiped down with alcohol to remove excess polish (white mark(s).).