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Handmade Wood Walking Stick-Journey Stick-Shaman Stick
Deer Antler w/Genuine Turquoise & Pheasant Feather accents
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This is a larger walking/hiking stick / journey stick that I made using a found piece of rough, lumpy oak (I'm pretty sure it's oak) with a large white-tailed deer antler on top. Further accents include beads made of genuine turquoise and bone, plus pheasant feathers. This is one of my favorite sticks...I debated putting it up for sale. It's just gorgeous, and it has a wonderful "feel" to it. It required a little extra work to make it beautiful, but it was worth it.

The wood was hand-stripped of most of its dried-up bark, then sanded down to be smooth. It's a lumpy, bumpy piece of wood with imperfections scattered here and there, giving it lots of character. The wood and the antler were given several coats of clear sealant, and the antler is securely attached to the top of the stick, then wrapped with some suede leather. Further accenting the piece is a wraparound string of genuine turquoise and bone beads that end with several delicate feathers of a ring-neck pheasant. The bottom of the stick has a rubber tip for your non-slip protection. This is a unique stick that is sturdy enough for hiking, yet beautiful enough to sit in your house as a decoration.

Turquoise is a stone that is sacred to both Native American and oriental traditions. It is associated with the sky, and bringing sky energy to earth. It can help promote honest and clear communication from the heart and is very powerful for grounding and protection. It is also said to protect against pollution in the environment, and to bring abundance. Turquoise can also help speed the healing process, and is known as a master healer stone.

The animal symbolism for a deer is the power of gentleness, love, balance and alertness, attention to subtler outside influences, ability to listen, and walking gracefully and carefully.

This is a one of a kind piece, all hand-finished. Overall height is a tall 53 inches (can be shortened if needed). This is a fairly large, slightly heavy stick; approximate weight is 1 lb. 4 oz.

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I love walking sticks and starting making them for myself a few years ago. It started out as a little hobby, but it's kind-of progressed to a near obsession now! I create the sticks as the ideas come to me, and I use whatever I have on hand, often times recycling bits and pieces of things whenever I can. I like to go on walks and find the pieces of wood; other things (like the gemstones and beads) are bought. I invest a lot of thought and time in my creations, and I don't have a lot of fancy equipment or power tools at my disposal; when I say "handmade", it's literal.

Since my items are unique and made by hand, they aren't intended to be perfect or pristine in appearance. There are natural flaws and imperfections in the materials I use and, although I will normally point out anything glaring or unusual, the item is supposed to be rustic and rough. It makes the stick more interesting and unique - I actually prefer to use pieces of wood that are lumpy, bumpy and beat-up. I like to think that even the 'ugliest' wood can be made beautiful. Whether you use the stick for hiking, decoration or for personal meditative purposes, you'll never find another one exactly like it.

Though this stick is quite sturdy, it is not meant to take an adult's full weight, nor should it replace a doctor-prescribed cane.

Shipping will be either parcel post or UPS. If you wish to upgrade or change the shipping, please contact me first for additional cost. I recycle cardboard and packing materials when I can, and I make my own shipping boxes in an effort to save me and you more money.
Buyers outside the U.S. should contact me first for shipping costs. Local buyers can pay no shipping and pick the item up.

Drop me an email if you have questions, and thanks for looking!

Walking Stick / Shaman Stick / Deer Antler w/Turquoise Beads

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: wood, feathers, leather, turquoise, deer, antler, bone
  • Only ships within United States.
  • Feedback: 1 reviews
  • Favorited by: 5 people