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LV-2458 Russian Olive Burl Wooden Heart Charm, Keychain, Wedding Favor-Hand Made

LV-2458 Russian Olive Burl Wooden Heart Charm, Keychain, Wedding Favor-Hand Made

$ 20.00

This is a pretty heart shaped keychain attachment made out of Russian Olive Burl (Elaeagnus angustifolia). Russian Olive is not a true olive species, just visually similar to the olive tree. It is used for the table setting of Nowrus, the traditional Persian spring celebration, and is a timber that bears the name of Russia. The wood is warm dark brown. This piece also has some burly feature. From Russia, with love!
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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!
Dimension (largest diameter x thickness): ~1-3/8" x 3/8"
-- 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