The olive burl is from a tree removed from a church yard in San Diego, CA.
I turn and sand these on my lathe then finish with a few coats of wipe-on shellac. I choose this finish for several reasons; it is durable, non-toxic, waterproof, sets up fast, has a lovely glossy sheen, and is easily refurbished (just wipe another coat on with an old t-shirt).
Domestic orders are shipped in durable cushioned rugged mailers that are plastic free and made from 95% recycled content, via USPS.
Internationally, I ship using Priority Mail International Flat Rate envelopes and boxes. I can provide international shipping at a lower cost if tracking/delivery confirmation is waived. However, I can't be held responsible for packages getting lost in mail if tracking is waived. For example, it costs me around about $7 to ship a few bangles to Australia using basic shipping, in comparison to about $30 with tracking/delivery confirmation. Convo me if you would like to opt out of tracking/delivery confirmation and I will change shipping cost for the item specified.
***Since shipping costs vary per country & region, partial refunds will be given for the difference if shipping ends up costing less than stated.***