Speaking of ebony.. I picked up a 50 pack of pen blanks on sale for cheap and recently got a proxon 50/e micro Carver so put the two together to see what I could come up with. Pocket knife for scale is about 2.5" long, squares in the background are a standard chess board. Hopefully the pics are visible, I took them with the cell phone before these went to their forever home.
Knotted button with full through holes, maybe a bit rough/dark crystal looking close up but kind of a cool hammered metal feel to it in real life:
Mini Crochet hook/charm:
Backside of both:
This was out of one blank, and I have one more knotted button about the same size and smooth crochet hook in progress from the same piece (plus a few little scraps), hard to imagine having this much fun with $0.50 of material any other way
Worst part was laying it out, light wasn't great and I think I need a white pencil or something. So hard to see the layout at this size!!