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Hold the water!

This gourdhead is covered with words and phrases about xeriscape gardening. Beginning in the 60s, we gardened in the AZ desert using xeriscape principles and didn't even know it. Note the word XERISCAPE running down the right side of the nose, GARDEN down the middle of the nose, EASY ON H2O down the left side. A pretty little blue rhinestone nose sparkle twinkles when the light strikes it just so.

My gourdheads are botanically prime gourds. Each facial feature is created from gourd pieces and shards, except the obvious stuff: the eyes are upcycled bottle caps, the lashes: curled and painted wire, the teeth: old pieces of jewelry, earbobs: jewelry and upcycled Sun Dog bottle caps.

The hair is formed from gourds and brings to mind barrel cacti. They even sport thorns. A piece of cactus wood ornaments the hair.

The gourd is approximately 10.5 inches across ear to ear, and approximately 4 inches front to back.

I keep things simple: a discreet hole is drilled in the back of the gourd. Drive a nail or screw into the wall, line the hole up with the nail head and slide the gourd on. Ambient light can produce lovely shadows on the wall.

I like the juxtaposition of the organic gourd paired with industrial dross, producing a contemporary art piece.

Tell me about your loved one. I create one of a kind gourdheads covered with words and phrases that describe the quirks and life of the recipient.

The gourd will arrive in a recycled shipping box, nested in recycled packing material. A gourd sheet providing a brief overview of humankind's long relationship with gourds, and a hand-painted gift bag, and tissue (both made from post-consumer paper) included so you're good to go for gifting.

USPS parcel post with tracking included in price for domestic shipping.
Hold the water!

This gourdhead is covered with words and phrases about xeriscape gardening. Beginning in the 60s, we gardened in the AZ desert using xeriscape principles and didn't even know it. Note the word XERISCAPE running down the right side of the nose, GARDEN down the middle of the nose, EASY ON H2O down the left side. A pretty little blue rhinestone nose sparkle twinkles when the light strikes it just so.

My gourdheads are botanically prime gourds. Each facial feature is created from gourd pieces and shards, except the obvious stuff: the eyes are upcycled bottle caps, the lashes: curled and painted wire, the teeth: old pieces of jewelry, earbobs: jewelry and upcycled Sun Dog bottle caps.

The hair is formed from gourds and brings to mind barrel cacti. They even sport thorns. A piece of cactus wood ornaments the hair.

The gourd is approximately 10.5 inches across ear to ear, and approximately 4 inches front to back.

I keep things simple: a discreet hole is drilled in the back of the gourd. Drive a nail or screw into the wall, line the hole up with the nail head and slide the gourd on. Ambient light can produce lovely shadows on the wall.

I like the juxtaposition of the organic gourd paired with industrial dross, producing a contemporary art piece.

Tell me about your loved one. I create one of a kind gourdheads covered with words and phrases that describe the quirks and life of the recipient.

The gourd will arrive in a recycled shipping box, nested in recycled packing material. A gourd sheet providing a brief overview of humankind's long relationship with gourds, and a hand-painted gift bag, and tissue (both made from post-consumer paper) included so you're good to go for gifting.

USPS parcel post with tracking included in price for domestic shipping.
Reviews
5 out of 5 stars.
(54)
Reviewed by jjmc285
5 out of 5 stars.
Mar 31, 2017
The wood grain is beautiful and we love the spoon.
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Reviewed by samwestley
5 out of 5 stars.
Mar 19, 2017
What a great find this vendor was and look forward to coming back
Write Hard Pin, Writer's Pin, Literary Pin, Bon Mot Pin- shipping included

Reviewed by samwestley
5 out of 5 stars.
Mar 19, 2017
Cute little pins I know my daughter Margaret loves them
Ampersand pin, Literary Pin, Writing Pin, & Pin, Punctuation Pin - shipping included

Reviewed by samwestley
5 out of 5 stars.
Mar 19, 2017
Absolutely stunning great seller really nice woman to have a lovely conversation with as well
Reserve Listing: Peace Sign Sparkle Sun Catcher Necklace for SW

Reviewed by jjmc285
5 out of 5 stars.
Mar 31, 2017
The wood grain is beautiful and we love the spoon.
Wood Spoon Oak Wood Spoon Handcarved Wood Spoon by Zen Spoonmaster - Free Shipping

Reviewed by samwestley
5 out of 5 stars.
Mar 19, 2017
What a great find this vendor was and look forward to coming back
Write Hard Pin, Writer's Pin, Literary Pin, Bon Mot Pin- shipping included

Reviewed by samwestley
5 out of 5 stars.
Mar 19, 2017
Cute little pins I know my daughter Margaret loves them
Ampersand pin, Literary Pin, Writing Pin, & Pin, Punctuation Pin - shipping included

Reviewed by samwestley
5 out of 5 stars.
Mar 19, 2017
Absolutely stunning great seller really nice woman to have a lovely conversation with as well
Reserve Listing: Peace Sign Sparkle Sun Catcher Necklace for SW

Reviewed by samwestley
5 out of 5 stars.
Mar 1, 2017
A wonderful vendor and human being and I love the Suncatcher and it's craftsmanship. I have it hanging up outside of my Airstream trailer hits that light so well.
Dazzling Suncatcher, Window Sun Catcher, Sparkly Mirror Suncatcher, Mirror Mosaic Suncatcher - Free Shipping

Reviewed by glennnewmanslc
5 out of 5 stars.
Jan 4, 2017
This is my third glass art piece from Jan, and the first I've given away as a gift. I wanted to give it as a gift because of how sparkly it is, and how each time I look at it I see a different jewel; it picks up any light and shimmers and glows. It was delivered to my friend in a flash, beautifully packaged and arranged.
This piece is perfect for women and men; I wear my own Peace Sign Dazzler Sun Catcher daily, and I can always feel and see people staring at it, wherever I wear it.
It's exciting!
Small Peace Sign Dazzler Sun Catcher, Peace Sign Sparkle Necklace, Small Mirror Mosaic Peace Sign Necklace Sun Catcher, Artisan OOAK Gift

Reviewed by CRYSTAL ROLFE
Buyer photo CRYSTAL ROLFE, who reviewed this item with the Etsy app for iPhone.
5 out of 5 stars.
Oct 25, 2016
Received my Halloween buttons very quickly and I
AM IN LOVE!!! They are just perfect!! I especially love the pieces of mirrors for the face.
You can really tell that a lot of heart and soul went into making them.
Perfect for unique gifts as well!!! ❤️❤️❤️
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Reviewed by forpeepssake
5 out of 5 stars.
Oct 10, 2016
Gave this to a friend who wrangles chickens. She attached it to her badge she wears when selling eggs at the farmers market.
Egg, Chicken Pin, Egg Pin, Hen Egg, Chicken Egg, Hen Fruit Upcycled Pin Recycled Bent Bottle Cap Egg Pin shipping included

Shipping

Shipping from United States
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Please contact me to find out when this item will be ready to ship
Most of the time, shipping in the USA is via USPS. For spoons and such, we use padded envelopes. When an object fits in a USPS flat rate box we usually use that. To reduce mailing costs, larger pieces are customarily shipped parcel post with tracking, and usually delivered in about seven days. Shipping to the rest of universe may require additional charges to be paid by the buyer. I'll get the details, email the buyer and we'll work it out to mutual satisfaction.

My shipping boxes and packing materials are often recycled; crumpled newspapers make up the bulk of my packing materials.

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I accept Paypal and the usual credit cards. Any applicable domestic taxes are mine to deal with not the buyer.

Returns & exchanges

I've never had anything come back. I have had one shipping claim. I refunded the buyer's money and I was reimbursed by the shipper. I'm not inclined to take stuff back unless there's a compelling reason. I don't want my work to be where it's not loved. We'd work it out.

Additional policies

I do custom work if I'm given freedom. Micro-managed creation is no fun for either side. Details are important to me and I'll ask all kinds of questions! Then it all goes into my brain, through my hands and comes out fabulous.

If your purchase is a gift, I'm happy as a clam to include at no extra charge, a hand-painted gift bag and post consumer tissue. For gourd items, I'll include a gourd sheet that gives an overview of gourd use around the planet. Convo me and let me know!

Xeriscape Gardening Gourdhead - shipping included

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: gourd, acrylic paint, proprietary extruded compound, upcycled bottle caps, old jewelry, rhinestone, wire
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 54 reviews
  • Favorited by: 19 people
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