Looking for beads? Equadoran hands makes a wide assortment of tagua nut beads in all the basic shapes plus many others. Brilliant colors, excellent prices, too! See them at http://www.ecuadorianhands.com/index.php
Wooden clocks are working works of art. Using many shades and types of wood, if you make wooden clocks, you can embellish them with tagua nut inlay, and if your gears are small enough you can use it for them too! Excellent book. It mainly tells of tagua nut being used for other inlay work … Continue reading
There’s more than one way to deal with a void – such as make it bigger! This artist has created an ornate box out of a tagua nut with some obsidian inlay. Great for trinkets and other fascinating items, also makes a great gift box for earrings!
You can make or buy tagua nut rings – a great use for smaller tagua nuts. Drilling through the center also eliminates the void but be careful when you drill: you will need a very sharp drill, preferably a drill press, and a vice. Drill s-l-o-w-l-y – you don’t want to crack it! After it’s … Continue reading
Tagua nut can be dyed with fabric dye. The slices to the right have been dyed with a similar process and are available as six large thin tagua nut slices in assorted colors for only $2.99 at the time of this publication. If you’d like to do this on your own – You will need: Tagua … Continue reading
Curious about an ivory alternative? Rainforest Ramble Tagua Nut Craft Kit allows you to make up to 25 projects! The kit includes A tagua nut slice (which makes a great natural “canvas” for young artists), plus an adhesive pin back for each participant to make his or her own tagua nut pin. A “Rainforest Sample Set” to … Continue reading
Tagua nuts come in many shapes and sizes. Most if not all have a void in the center which can make carving a netsuke a challenge. You never know where the void is going to show up, or how large it’s going to be – except that the larger tagua nuts have larger voids.Large Polished … Continue reading
Carving taguanuts is almost as hard as carving soapstone. Difficult to hold and hard, sharp tools are essential and rotary power tools work the best. Holding the tagua nut is accomplished by either sanding a flat area and gluing it onto a board, pressing it into modeling clay, putting a screw into it to secure … Continue reading
Cute elephant netsuke carved from taguanut – an eco-friendly ivory alternative. The palm nut is almost as hard as ivory and is difficult to hold, making carving a challenge. Furthermore, there is almost always a void in the middle of the nut, making carving more difficult. For sale at Amazon .