This was a custom gift piece I made for a friend. The wood was found in the yard of their childhood home. Originally it was much longer, but broken into two pieces. This is the second piece and the first was turned into a siblings wedding gift. The recipient’s name and personalized symbols were wood burned into the staff. I then used acrylic spray sealer to both protect the wood and keep the paint from smudging. I also used boiled linseed oil to give it a final protective polish.
Like the title suggests, I made this for my Grandmother. It was her birthday last month and so I decided to make her a necklace featuring her favorite colors and her birthstone, amethyst. She loves her jewelry with big fixtures and bold colors.
Artist: J.R. Goslant