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Turquoise Sun lamp

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This useful little lamp is made from a hard shell gourd. This Missouri grown gourd was left in the field during the winter to dry where it grew ugly and moldy. In the spring it was lovingly scrubbed clean and the seeds were removed. Then the fun part began...

The gourd was sanded. Once it was nice and smooth the gourd was wood burned and the black base was built so that the lamp sits flat. The sun design was wood burned onto both sides of the gourd and one side of the gourd was carved to make room for the turquoise colored inlay.

A piece of recycled copper gutter material was run through a hydraulic press twice. Once to cut out the disk shape and once to impress the sun design into the metal. A patina was added to the design to make the design "pop" and the copper was sealed to protect the design from tarnish.

The crushed turquoise colored Howlite was inlayed into the carved area, the other sun was dyed and the hand formed copper disk was attached to the other side of the lamp with rivets and glue..

Signed by the artist.

Shipping charges are set because although gourds are light weight they require a lot of protection during shipping and the box must be bigger than the item.
This useful little lamp is made from a hard shell gourd. This Missouri grown gourd was left in the field during the winter to dry where it grew ugly and moldy. In the spring it was lovingly scrubbed clean and the seeds were removed. Then the fun part began...

The gourd was sanded. Once it was nice and smooth the gourd was wood burned and the black base was built so that the lamp sits flat. The sun design was wood burned onto both sides of the gourd and one side of the gourd was carved to make room for the turquoise colored inlay.

A piece of recycled copper gutter material was run through a hydraulic press twice. Once to cut out the disk shape and once to impress the sun design into the metal. A patina was added to the design to make the design "pop" and the copper was sealed to protect the design from tarnish.

The crushed turquoise colored Howlite was inlayed into the carved area, the other sun was dyed and the hand formed copper disk was attached to the other side of the lamp with rivets and glue..

Signed by the artist.

Shipping charges are set because although gourds are light weight they require a lot of protection during shipping and the box must be bigger than the item.

Reviews

0 out of 5 stars
(36)
Reviewed by Glenda Stover
5 out of 5 stars
Jul 19, 2015
This was a beautiful shekere but I ordered the wrong size. I had no problem with the seller refunding my money back. She's made me a larger one in this style. Please see my review on that one. Great seller, with the best customer service skills!
Gourd Shekere with Wooden Beads

Reviewed by Glenda Stover
5 out of 5 stars
Jul 19, 2015
AMAZING! Craftsmanship on the shekere is beautiful. Shipping was super super fast!!! She sent it out on a Thursday, I got it that Saturday. Extremely reasonable, and GREAT customer service. In the process of having her make me another shekere.
Her work is AWESOME!!!
Reserved Listing for Glenda Stover

Reviewed by John M Kimpel
5 out of 5 stars
Feb 27, 2015
Natural, beautiful and well made.
Gourd Bowl with Woven bottom

Reviewed by catherine davison
5 out of 5 stars
Aug 2, 2014
Beautiful thank you I love it!!!!!!!
Gourd Bowl Celtic Cross

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Returns & exchanges

Please convo or email me if you wish to have an item altered. An item may be exchanged or returned for a refund within 14 days of shipment. All items returned must be mailed in the original packaging.Shipping and insurance back to me is the responsibility of the customer. I will pay the return postage to the customer on exchanged items one time. Seller is not responsible for items lost or damaged during return shipping. I value good feedback so I am quite sure a solution can be reached!

Shipping policies

Please feel free to convo me for combined shipping information. All shipping prices include charges for the time and materials used in the shipping process.Shipping charges will be higher than the cost of the postage on the item. Gift wrapping is available and all items can be shipped with insurance to cover the purchase price at your request. Some items will ship for FREE if purchased with another item so be sure to check the listing.
I ship on standard "business days", using USPS. If I receive your order on a Friday, it may not ship until the following Monday (or the next business day if that Monday is a Postal holiday).

These rates do NOT include insurance, which is an additional $2.00-3.00. Please advise if you would like me to add insurance.

Delivery confirmation is free!

If you prefer I use some other shipping method, please advise and I will adjust the costs accordingly.


NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL BUYERS (OUTSIDE THE U.S.): Please convo me for shipping costs. I will try to get the least expensive shipping rate for you. However, I cannot be responsible for any taxes, import or customs fees imposed on your purchase by your country's government. Also, I am required to accurately list the item and its value on any customs form I complete.
Please feel free to convo me for combined shipping information. All shipping prices include charges for the time and materials used in the shipping process.Shipping charges will be higher than the cost of the postage on the item. Gift wrapping is available and all items can be shipped with insurance to cover the purchase price at your request. Some items will ship for FREE if purchased with another item so be sure to check the listing.
I ship on standard "business days", using USPS. If I receive your order on a Friday, it may not ship until the following Monday (or the next business day if that Monday is a Postal holiday).

These rates do NOT include insurance, which is an additional $2.00-3.00. Please advise if you would like me to add insurance.

Delivery confirmation is free!

If you prefer I use some other shipping method, please advise and I will adjust the costs accordingly.


NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL BUYERS (OUTSIDE THE U.S.): Please convo me for shipping costs. I will try to get the least expensive shipping rate for you. However, I cannot be responsible for any taxes, import or customs fees imposed on your purchase by your country's government. Also, I am required to accurately list the item and its value on any customs form I complete.

Additional policies

All items are hand made by me in my Missouri studio. Items may be similar but no two are alike. Items sold in sets or as pairs might very slightly.

Gourds are dried vegetables (a lot like a pumpkin). They will show blemishes and hairline cracks from the natural growth and drying process.

Wine/Water jugs have a bee’s wax lining so they do not ship well in summer heat and may need to be treated when they arrive by warming in the sun and slowly turning the jug as the wax cools and recoats the inside of the jug. Do not store wine/water jugs in the sun or with the cork in.

Copper items are treated with paste car wax to protect the shine. The car wax will eventually wear off (because you will want to wear your item a lot!) so you may want to wash the item in a vinegar solution to restore the shine and apply a new coat of wax.

Turquoise Sun lamp

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: gourd, wood, dye, glass lamp insert, howlite, epoxy, acrylic paint
  • Feedback: 36 reviews
  • Favorited by: 5 people
  • Gift message available

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