Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Flickr Favorites in ebony

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Did you notice that Ebony Lady is back in my shop?
I started with the collection in October last year and I still love the design.
The beautiful black combines so beautiful with lively colors!
Most of the designs are one of a kind as I work with flowers that are rare to find. I like it like that, repeating is so boring to me!
The materials are gemstones, glass, cinnabar, corozo and enameled copper.
I don't use plastic.
You can find the pieces below in my shop.

Want to know more about the beautiful ebony wood?
Ebony is one of the most intensely black woods known, which, combined with its very high density fine texture, and ability to polish very smoothly, has made it very valuable as an ornamental wood.
Did you know (because of it high density) that ebony wood is the only wood who not floats on water, but sinks!The best-known ebony may be that from Diospyros ebenum, native to southern India and Sri Lanka. Ebony has a long history of use, with carved pieces having been found in Ancient Egyptian tombs.By the end of the 16th century, fine cabinets for the luxury trade were made of ebony in Antwerp. (bas-relief), Within a short time, such cabinets were also being made in Paris, by ébénistes, which remains the French term for a cabinetmaker.Nowadays it is used for instrument making like piano's and guitar plectrums.