This is another cuttlebone casting. I learned this ancient technique in Cape Breton. After carving my design into the bone, I melted the metal and poured the liquid metal in the carving.
The fine lines you see in the metal are the unique natural structure of the bone.
The combination of the natural bone texture with the clean African cabochon onyx is magnificent. To give the piece it's unique look, I used ruthenium plating on brass and 3 gold-plated prongs to hold the stone.
Onyx is the protection stone for people born in February.
C $ 78