Here we see Petria Mitchell working her magic with her graver on the SJ’s heelcap. A piece of 10,000 year old mammoth ivory has been glued to a block of mahogany and polished to a high luster. Working completely by hand and with no magnification, she will etch the picture desired onto this small surface. Here we see acrylic paint being added to the etching. Ah, but it seems so simple, doesn’t it?! Try it yourself sometime. Ooops! Yes, she IS amazing!!!