Spalted Maple Wearable Sculpture Pendant

A few years ago, I chain saw carved a large 8' sculpture out of a huge spalted maple log. The wood cut away was so beautiful, so I carved my wife small piece and hung it on a silver chain. She received many comments and requests about the "wearable sculpture" pendant and I started making them for family and friends, and eventually galleries. Because splating is a natural process; like a finger print, there are no two alike. Spalting traits can include; Blackline, Bluing, Ambrosia, Quilting and more - Let me know what you would like to have made, I most likely can make it. Spalting is the process where the wood starts to change chemically and creates blacklines in the wood, it also creates blue/green/grey/brown areas as well. Sometimes an ambrosia beetle digs into the wood and follows some of these changes in the wood and creates more chemical changes such as streaking orangish or amber colors and creates other colors and figuring.

How to order:

Option 1:
Choose a style and size you like. Remember each piece is not replicable, as each has various wood grains, shapes, and exciting spalting characteristics which can include black lining, ambrosia, bluing, ambering, flecking and more. We can provide you an image of what I have on hand to choose from, and we can ship quickly. Usually in one week. Go through each section and choose what you want. If you don't find what you are looking for, you can wait until I produce more, or you can upgrade to have a custom item made, or I will refund your purchase, and you can wait till we have more stock to come back.

Or, if you want to have more say into the process, you can pick a style and size you like and we can custom make you the size and shape you require. Click the Custom Made To Your Specifications button in the pull down area. Again please realize there are many aspects to the process that I do not have control over, such as the spalting and natural characteristics of the wood. Please know that this process will take more time up to four weeks for us to choose and make the wearable work. If you are in a hurry you may decide to go with the already made works. This custom work may cost more depending on what your requirements are. Don't worry, as I will communicate with you in the process to make sure you are comfortable with the price and time frame.

If you want a completely custom made product based on this idea, just click the Contact Maker button and let us know what you have in mind.
If it is a group gift for a wedding, or a larger quantity we can work with you to make a specific design. I have many more examples upon request. Some images may show the wearable sculpture without the jump ring, however it is included in the price even if you choose not to purchase the sterling silver chain.

Notes: Splated maple wearable sculpture pendants are finished with many layers of a hard protective clear coat to bring out the contrasts, but can wear over time, especially at the jump ring. This is normal with wood products. I will provide a description on how to refinish your piece with an easy to find product, or you can mail the piece back to me for refinishing at no additional cost besides shipping. If you are careful with your wearable sculpture it will last for many, many years. If for some reason your wearable sculpture is damaged, you can send it to me and I will do my best to repair the piece. I will charge my standard repair fees depending on what is required. If a piece breaks from a fault of mine, I will do my best to repair or replace with a similar product. I want you to be happy with your purchase for many years or generations to come.

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