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LV-2769  Purpleheart & Betelnut Acorn Pendant Box, Secret Compartment-SCREW CAP

LV-2769 Purpleheart & Betelnut Acorn Pendant Box, Secret Compartment-SCREW CAP

$ 58.00

This is a very pretty acorn shaped box made out of Purpleheart (Peltogyne paniculata) with Betelnut (Areca catechu) cap.  This combination is one of my favorite.  i have one dagling on my keychain for a few years now, with a folded and rolled up bill inside as emergency cash.  Betelnut looks especially good with purplish woods.  Purpleheart is one of the brightest purple wood of all.  The deep magenta-purple is a very interesting color in a timber. When first cut, the wood has a brownish-purple hue.  The bright purple color develops upon exposure, and will deepen with time.  It is also a very hard and heavy wood, perfect for threading.  The betelnut adds visual complexity to this acorn.  I like to experiment with making threads in various kinds of palm nuts (also known as vegetable ivory).  The pattern of a couple palm species looks very cool as acorn cap, and betelnut is on top of the list.

A nice box for your valuables. The screw-on cap makes this nature inspired box extra special and ensures that your content is secured. It is ready to dangle off your keychain, bag zipper, belt with the removable lobster claw. The nut is small enough to be worn as a pendant (without the claw). Good for small daily pills, keepsake...Not recommended for long term storage of emergency pill, since I don't know how air/water tight the closure is. Through the ages, people has given out acorns as a symbol of prosperity and luck. This one is a unique gift.

Dimension (largest diameter x height): 1" x 1-5/8"

-- 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, if there is a good space for it.
-- 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