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This is a unique gift that will surely be enjoyed by anyone who loves the great outdoors (and cool things too). You will receive the same piece as pictured above.
Handcrafted on Vancouver Island by the "Windy Tree Artisan", Robert Daniel Walton.
Arbutus branches which have fallen naturally are collected from the forest floor. The Arbutus, or Pacific Madrone, is a tree unique to the Pacific North West, defining the West Coast with its stunning and rugged beauty. The wood is hard, durable and ages well, the colour becoming richer the more it is worn.
After the branches are harvested from the forest floor, they are cut into discs, sanded until they are smooth, and then allowed to dry for a period of six months. Each nature inspired design is then delicately carved individually and free-hand on a scroll saw using a rare microblade, making each one an original piece of art. A water-based satin varnish is applied and the jewelry completed with the various finishings.
Each individually hand carved piece makes a truly wonderful eco-friendly unique gift, and contains a design inspired by Canada's natural West Coast.
Posted by James on 10th Dec 2013
I bought this necklace for my "root:, Joy. To understand, you would need to watch the play "Madea goes to Jail" by Tyler Perry. But, here is a quick transcript of the section that this idea comes from.
"Some people are meant to come into your life for a lifetime, some for only a season and you got to know which is which. And you're always messing up when you mix those seasonal people up with lifetime expectations.
I put everybody that comes into my life in the category of a tree. Some people are like leaves on a tree. When the wind blows, they're over there... wind blow that way they over here... they're unstable. When the seasons change they wither and die, they're gone. That's alright. Most people are like that, they're not there to do anything but take from the tree and give shade every now and then. That's all they can do. But don't get mad at people like that, that's who they are. That's all they were put on this earth to be. A leaf.
Some people are like a branch on that tree. You have to be careful with those branches too, cause they'll fool you. They'll make you think they're a good friend and they're real strong but the minute you step out there on them, they'll break and leave you high and dry.
But if you find 2 or 3 people in your life that's like the roots at the bottom of that tree you are blessed. Those are the kind of people that aren't going nowhere. They aren't worried about being seen, nobody has to know that they know you, they don't have to know what they're doing for you but if those roots weren't there, that tree couldn't live.
A tree could have a hundred million branches but it only takes a few roots down at the bottom to make sure that tree gets everything it needs. When you get some roots, hold on to them but the rest of it... just let it go. Let folks go."
I thought this necklace was a beautiful gift for the person who is my #1 root in this life.