Sunday, March 13, 2011

Design Inspiration

Well we have this nice, big order from for a pendant we make of carved bone and sterling silver.

Tattooing came to Westerners from the early sailors arriving in the Marquesa Islands of French Polynesia. So traditonally sailors get a tattoo after the long passage to these isles. We were 20 days without land bound from the Galapagos islands when we arrived at Fatu Hiva. So of course we must get a tattoo to mark this epic passage, the longest of any circumnavigator. Mine is a traditional Marquesan design of waves and the moon which is the inspiration for our pendant that Novica chose.