This beautiful wood pendant is 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 gift, and contains a design inspired by Canada's natural West Coast.
The length of the necklace can be adjusted simply by retying the knot beside the bead.
Posted by Unknown on 9th Dec 2012
Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations! I was pleased with the quality and detail of the pendant. It's stunning! I was also pleasantly surprised with how quickly it was sent to me - thank you for your prompt attention to my order. It was greatly appreciated and a piece that will be treasured forever.