This is a pretty heart shaped keychain attachment made out of Arizona Desert Ironwood (Olneya tesota). This ironwood is probably the nicest looking wood from North America, very hard, heavy, polished up to a glassy finish and the swirly grain shimmers like gold. The American Indian believes that the wood will bring luck and good health to the people who carries it. I am already feeling very lucky to have a few nice pieces to work with! I like this heart with it's beautiful grain! For a story about these wooden hearts, visit my blog:
http://elviodesign.com/blogs/news/18697567-for-the-love-of-wood The heart was cut free-hand and then hand sanded to a smooth, contoured surface, with just an oil/wax finish. It is equipped with antique bronze hardware, ready to dangle. Due to this manual process, each heart is unique. Also due to this manual process, I do not offer hearts very often. It's too much exercise for me with all that sanding and polishing! But I know, a natural, simple, meaningful, unique heart is hard to find, so here is a collection for your Valentine. It is also good to carry a piece of real wood with you just in case you need to "knock on wood" to prevent jinxing yourself, since nowadays, with all those "alternative" materials, finding a piece of real wood could be a challenge. And, of course, it is a perfect gift for that special someone who hold the key to your heart!
1/2" x 1-1/8" clip
-- All wood items were hand turned and/or hand threaded on a lathe. Hardwood threaded inserts were used for woods that do not accept threading well
-- The item was sanded to 1200 grid for a mirror finish and sealed with a food-safe varnish, if applicable. For hard, fine grained wood with a natural shine, only wax and oil were applied
-- Each piece offered is a unique item. The design may be repeated but the dimension and wood combination, and or decorative accent will be different.
-- Artist signature and catalog number will be inscribed on the item, if possible
-- I ship via USPS First Class mail (or Priority Mail if requested). Combined shipping is the highest shipping cost plus $2 for each additional item. Free shipping for 5 or more items purchased at the same time
-- CA sale tax applies (9.25%) for shipping to CA address