In 2014, I went on a trip to Israel. It was a wonderful experience. One of the souvenirs I purchased was a ram’s horn, a shofar. Actually, I bought two of them. One of them would be used to demonstrate what they sound like, and the other one, I would do some carving.
I decided to carve into this ram’s horn, the 7 Trumpets of Revelation. You can find the seven angels who blow the seven trumpets in Revelation 8, 9 & 11. I have the title carved in large letters on one side, and an angel blowing the trumpet with the seven judgments carved on the other side.
1st Trumpet – Hail and fire will destroy a third of the trees and grass
2nd Trumpet – Third of the seas turned to blood, killing fish and sinking ships
3rd Trumpet – A great star fell on a third of the rivers, turning them bitter
4th Trumpet – A third of the sun was struck, and a third of the stars turned dark
5th Trumpet – From a pit came smoke filled with locust, torturing man with their stingers
6th Trumpet – Four angels released, to kill a third of mankind
7th Trumpet – The heavens open with thunder, revealing God’s Temple and the Ark of the Covenant
I started out using an x-acto knife, but the blades kept braking. I finally went to a Dremel tool, which sped the carving up greatly. The shofar has a translucent quality, so I put a string of lights inside the horn which gives it a beautiful glow. This project took me about eight months to carve. I finished it in April 2019.