||Parrothead circle hook pendant
Joined: Jul 26, 2008
|Posted: 2010-03-26 10:05 am  Permalink|
This is about as close as I have got lately to a Tiki. Its my parrothead circle hook. I have done a few fish carvings for Jimmy Buffet, and really love his music and band, and have met him a couple times. He even wore one of my hooks onstage, and I gave him the very first prototype of this design a couple years ago. You can see these online on my website, or order directly from me by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org
They start at only $ 50 and go up, depending on size and material. this one is extra large in Bone, but I do them in ivory also, and might try one in pearl shell soon!
Tightlines, Louie the Fish !
Joined: Jun 01, 2004
From: wisconsin northwoods
|Posted: 2010-03-26 2:32 pm  Permalink|
Nice work Louie...looks like you have carved quite a few pieces for celebrities
and dignitaries. Happy to see you posting here.
Joined: Sep 30, 2004
From: S. Chatham, MA
|Posted: 2010-03-26 5:09 pm  Permalink|
Clean lines Louie! ok,... tight lines too.
Maybe I'll see you in Honolulu next month!
Grand Member (7 years)
Joined: Nov 23, 2006
From: Sin City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
|Posted: 2010-03-26 5:31 pm  Permalink|
OMG...I am loving that!!! PM coming your way.
Joined: Jul 23, 2003
|Posted: 2010-03-28 11:11 am  Permalink|
Jimmy Buffet does music? The multi-billionaire banker dude that set policy for Obama and appeared with Bill Gates on some magazines? I never pictured him playing anything or wearing something like that. Huh. Guess the guy can pretty much do whatever he wants.
Cool carving, btw.
Joined: Jan 13, 2010
From: Hilo, Hawaii
|Posted: 2010-03-28 12:14 pm  Permalink|
Malo 'e lelei Louie,
Nice design to the fishhook. I like it's simplicity in detail. Keeps it clean, not too busy. I have actually been inspired to start bone carving because of your tutorial videos on youtube. I'm from Hilo & was wondering if you were headed this way for the Merrie Monarch? Maybe we can get together, chow down some grinds.
Do you know a bone/fossil ivory carver named Sami Fevaleaki? He's from Hauula. He was my freshman art teacher back in Tonga & I plan on taking him & his wife out for dinner when he comes to set up shop during MM. If you're in town, maybe we can all have dinner, my treat, & talk shop.
Joined: Sep 17, 2003
From: Volcanic area of France
|Posted: 2010-03-29 01:08 am  Permalink|
Very nice carving, you're talented. But, please, just don't say the words "Jimmy Buffet", or "parrothead", it's forbidden here !
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Everyone here at Tiki Central is passionate about the Polynesian Pop movement. While the exact edges are blurry, we can give you a bit of insight into what Tiki Central is not about:
It’s not about Jimmy Buffett and Parrotheads