WoodSensations

Unique decorative wood boxes, trays and lanterns

Malveira da Serra, Portugal 8 Sales On Etsy since 2016

WoodSensations

Unique decorative wood boxes, trays and lanterns

Malveira da Serra, Portugal | 8 Sales

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Karen Kelleher Carneiro

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Karen Kelleher Carneiro

Announcement    Get you holiday shopping started early with these unique, beautiful handmade gifts.

Handmade decorative wood boxes - Great home for your jewelry, mementos or keepsakes.
Handmade serving trays - serve your coffee, drinks and snacks in style, breakfast in bed or as a decorative piece on your coffee table.
Handmade glass lanterns/candle holders - beautiful table decor and centerpiece.
Any of these hand crafted pieces of art would make a beautiful and unique gift. Custom orders welcome.

Are you looking for the perfect gift? My handcrafted pieces make beautiful birthday, anniversary, wedding and house warming gifts.
Here are some gift ideas:
- A beautiful soft glowing lantern (or set of lanterns) for a table centerpiece. This would make a lovely house warming gift or a special gift for any candle lover.
- A beautiful box with a thoughtful surprise inside!
- A piece of jewelry or watch inside one of my unique handcrafted boxes, which is sure to thrill!
- Fill one of my beautiful boxes with scented soaps, sachets, bath salts for a relaxing gift.
- Does the person you are giving the gift to have a sweet tooth? Fill one of my boxes with wrapped chocolates and other goodies.
- Planning to give a gift certificate? Wrap it up in one of my unique boxes an make it extra special.
- Or how about a tray wrapped up with their favorite foods or a bottle of champagne/wine and glasses. I can also make beautiful gold or copper gilded wine and champagne glasses on request. this would make a perfect wedding gift.

If you are looking for ideas please feel free to get in touch I am happy to help you design the perfect gift for the special people in your life.

Announcement

Last updated on Nov 2, 2017

Get you holiday shopping started early with these unique, beautiful handmade gifts.

Handmade decorative wood boxes - Great home for your jewelry, mementos or keepsakes.
Handmade serving trays - serve your coffee, drinks and snacks in style, breakfast in bed or as a decorative piece on your coffee table.
Handmade glass lanterns/candle holders - beautiful table decor and centerpiece.
Any of these hand crafted pieces of art would make a beautiful and unique gift. Custom orders welcome.

Are you looking for the perfect gift? My handcrafted pieces make beautiful birthday, anniversary, wedding and house warming gifts.
Here are some gift ideas:
- A beautiful soft glowing lantern (or set of lanterns) for a table centerpiece. This would make a lovely house warming gift or a special gift for any candle lover.
- A beautiful box with a thoughtful surprise inside!
- A piece of jewelry or watch inside one of my unique handcrafted boxes, which is sure to thrill!
- Fill one of my beautiful boxes with scented soaps, sachets, bath salts for a relaxing gift.
- Does the person you are giving the gift to have a sweet tooth? Fill one of my boxes with wrapped chocolates and other goodies.
- Planning to give a gift certificate? Wrap it up in one of my unique boxes an make it extra special.
- Or how about a tray wrapped up with their favorite foods or a bottle of champagne/wine and glasses. I can also make beautiful gold or copper gilded wine and champagne glasses on request. this would make a perfect wedding gift.

If you are looking for ideas please feel free to get in touch I am happy to help you design the perfect gift for the special people in your life.

About WoodSensations

Sales 8
On Etsy since 2016

Welcome to my shop

My handcrafted themed boxes, trays and lanterns are a reflection of nature, the beautiful surroundings of Portugal where I live and my international travels throughout the years. Each functional piece of art has its own personality inspired by life events, different cultures and daily observations. Short stories on the inspiration along with my photographs accompany the works of art.

The creative process is initiated by rummaging thru my photographic images, collection of beads, embellishments, found and recycled objects to create a central image and theme. Sometimes combining images digitally to achieve the desired effect. Sketches are drawn up then its time to play with the materials. Working on a variety of surfaces including: wooden boxes, trays, tabletops, stools, boards, glass and glass lanterns.

A favorite medium is gold, copper and silver leaf rubbed with patinas for a rustic look, paint and inks are also part of the initial process. This is the foundation with layers of images, leaves, flowers, feathers, stones, glass chips, fossils and artifacts built upon the leafing. Layers of encaustic wax are used in the creative process for a subtle misty feel. After the layers have come together at least one coat of resin is applied for a hard glass like finish. Trim and hardware are added for finishing touches.

Please enjoy my unique functional pieces of art.

Feel free to contact me with any questions.

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  • Karen Kelleher Carneiro

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    My art pieces are a reflection of nature and my international travels. Each functional piece of art has its own personality inspired by life events, cultures and daily observations. Stories on the inspiration and a photo accompany the work of art.

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