Announcement Fine Art Nature Prints and Woodcraft
Fine Art Nature Prints and Woodcraft
When I was In high school my uncle gave me some money to buy an Xbox 360. To my great surprise I discovered that I wanted a camera instead.
After graduating high school I found I enjoyed photographing nature; specifically wildflowers and waterfalls. As I began to spend more time in the outdoors I grew tired of cheap gear such as walking sticks and knives from local department stores.
I decided first that I wanted a proper walking stick. Something with character and the strength and elasticity I required for my trips, but also without being too heavy. This allowed the use of my training as a Mechanical Engineer at the University of TN at Chattanooga to come into play. I scoured data sheets for different local hardwoods and finally decided upon American Hornbeam for my stick. These trees often have twists, knots, and fluted trunks. It's elasticity was comparable to hickory, but was significantly lighter. I have used that stick for 4 years now.
Having made a satisfactory walking stick, I wondered if I could do the same thing with knives. I then visited the local WoodCraft store, picked up a knife kit, and found I enjoyed making the handles. Researching various styles of knives led me to the Scandinavian Puukko style. I enjoyed the fact that I could shape the handle exactly how I desired without being limited to the pre-made shape of a full tang blade. I also valued the history and simplicity of this style of knife.
All of these activities eventually accumulated a hefty scrap pile. Burning the scraps was out of the question as some were expensive exotic hardwoods. "Perhaps jewelry could be made with the scraps?" I asked myself. After making a few pendants, and at the encouragement of friends and family, I opened up an Etsy shop to share my humble crafts with whomever might enjoy them.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator
I am a student of Engineering at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, I love nature, photography, and woodcrafting. I started with walking sticks and knife handles and now I make pendants from whatever wood I can salvage.
I love creating natural wooden pendants as well as capturing the beauty of the southern United States with my camera.
Accepted payment methods
I expect your order to be paid within 24 hours. If you have not paid within that time I will send you a convo first but if I receive no response or payment I will cancel the order and relist the item.
If you see something you absolutely love, but do not have the funding for at the moment, I would be happy to reserve it for you until you have the funds. Please contact me for this though. That does not apply to photo prints as I can print you one at any time.
Photo prints are submitted to be printed as I receive the orders so allow a little extra time. After they are printed they will be shipped directly to you.
I will send you a convo on etsy as well as a paypal notification when your items have shipped. If the shipping cost turns out to be less than I expected, at least 3 dollars less, I will refund you the difference.