Local Juneau artist Johnny Ellis makes unique jewelry and sculptures out of fossil ivory and other precious materials. He uses fossil ivory that is hundreds to thousands of years old and is sourced from Alaska Native-owned lands, mostly on St. Lawrence Island, where people have the right to gather and sell it. Most of it is walrus ivory from old village sites, where it was used as a tool. Now repurposed for jewelry and art objects, the variety and color of this ancient material depends on which minerals it has been close to as it ages. This piece is handmade and one of a kind.
- Made out of fossil ivory with abalone inlay
- Size: approx. 1" x 2"
- One of a kind
- Handmade in Juneau, Alaska