Gary R Posted February 14, 2013 Report Share Posted February 14, 2013 Hello ; a newbie here from New Zealand. Recently, I made a few pieces of jewellery for my wife and our grand-children from a small, long-held stock of FWI. I gained a great deal of enjoyment from this and decided that I would continue this as a hobby. Of course, one cannot obtain FWI freely any more so I have turned to Mammoth Ivory. I bought some scrap pieces ; fine for the work that I wanted to do and created a few pendants and a bracelet for myself. I was especially proud of the bracelet into which I put more than 20 hours work. Then I wore it once, sweated ........ and destroyed it !!! I hadn't sealed it, something I'd not needed to do with FWI. So, a question. What is the best sealing method to use on a piece of Mammoth jewellery, that is going to be worn next to the skin ? Super Glue ? Waterproof Epoxy Resin ? Something else ? The most noticeable difference I have discerned between FWI and MM is the several "layers" in MM. When separated, do all these layers have the same receptiveness to sanding and polishing ? I have lots to learn and would be hugely appreciative of any help / tips that anyone might be kind enough to give me please. Thank you, Gary. West Coast, South Island, NZ Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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