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Wooden Focal Bead -Curly Maple-  Hardwood (DAYSTAR) Katherine Kowalski woodturning

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Hand-Turned & Carved Hardwood
Art Bead

I hand-turned this large focal bead from Curly Maple. I Loooooooove Curly Maple! It's regular Maple bouncing on bliss! See the stripes? Those are created when the tree sways in the wind, creating "bendy" parts in the branches and trunk. In the hand, those stripes dance in the light! (They have a similar chatoyancy to cat's eye gemstones, and make a wonderful optical illusion, and fantastic conversation piece).

About 1 1/4 inches high, and 19 mm at the widest point. The photo(s) show different sides of the same bead.

This bead should NOT be immersed in water, as it will matte the finish. However, a glossy finish can be easily renewed with clear shoe polish, then buffed with a soft cloth. (Common Kiwi brand shoe polish is recommended).

Each bead is unique and has a center hole of one-quarter inch.

My work is 100% guaranteed.

Each item is a unique work of art handcrafted by Katherine Kowalski, a Master Fiber Artist, author, and woodworker. All designs and graphics, etc. are copyright © Katherine Kowalski. I'd be delighted if you use these beads in your own creations, and I'd love to see what you make!

***Please note: I've decided to offer non-insured shipping for this item to help keep your cost down. If you want/need insurance, please convo me, and I'll happily send you an invoice. ***

Wooden Focal Bead -Curly Maple- Hardwood (DAYSTAR) Katherine Kowalski woodturning


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  • Materials: wood, curly maple, hardwood, sunlight, heart, breezes
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