This is a very special mushroom shaped pendant box made out of European Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens) with Nubian Desert Palm Nut (Medemia argun) cap. Boxwood is a hard and heavy from a slow growing, small shrub, a very popular ornamental plant in gardens, particularly for topiary and hedges. It is the densest wood that the entire European continent has to offer. The wood is often used to make woodwind instrument, chess pieces, engraving and as ivory substitute due to its extremely fine grain. Also my favorite wood for turning. The Nubian palm is native only to the arid desert of Sudan and thought to be extinct until recently. The fruits were found buried in ancient Egyptian tombs, indicating their important. The polka dot pattern and the semi-translucent nut serves perectly as a mushroom cap!
A customer of mine requested a small mushroom to wear as a pendant. I made one and really love the way it look. So, here it is, a small mushroom with a secret compartment for you to dangle around. Good for very small daily pills or memorial keepsake. The screw-on cap ensures that your content is secured, yet can be easily accessed. If you want a permanent seal, apply a very small amount of wood glue to the thread before closing.
Dimension (largest diameter x height): 3/4" x 1-1/4"
-- All wood turned items were hand made 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 was 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
-- 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 (8.25%) for shipping to CA addresses
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