Announcement   Beautiful, sometimes quirky, fusions of wood and stone into one-of-a-kind functional works of art.

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Beautiful, sometimes quirky, fusions of wood and stone into one-of-a-kind functional works of art.

Darci Thabes

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Darci Thabes

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Fusing stone and wood into fun and (usually) functional art

The idea that stone and wood could be an art form was introduced early in my life, as I grew up in a log cabin with a hand cut slate floor that my Dad designed and built. That was also when I realized that you're never done working on a house no matter how many projects you finish - but that's another story.

I first started experimenting with creating art out of stone 5 years ago and it quickly went from something I do in my spare time to my full time business. Over the years it's grown and evolved as I've realized that I love working with wood almost as much as stone, and that it's often the interaction between the stone and the wood that intrigues me the most. Every design is drawn directly onto the piece of wood that it will be inlaid into so that I can work with the grain, color and texture of the wood as I create the design.

I use a variety of different woods, but currently maple and cherry are my favorite. They tend to be fairly even grained and allow for fine detail work (which I really enjoy). I build all my multi-wood boards by hand, sometimes with a design in mind for them already, and sometimes not. It's sort of fun to feel like I get to build the canvas for my art.
I cut the inlay into the wood with a router, a Foredom micromotor and an x-acto knife for the finest details and then place each piece of crushed rock into the design individually with a pair of tweezers. This gives me the control to create color fades that simply pouring crushed rock into the design would not.

So that's a quick tour of my shop, what I do and how I do it. If you're interested in more details message me or follow my Facebook page for "in process" pics, more shop pics, and to see custom pieces that you won't see here.

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    I've been a self-taught stone artist for 5 years. My style and processes have evolved throughout the years - but my art still centers around using the naturally occurring colors and patterns in stone and wood to create art.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 30, 2015
Hi and welcome to my Etsy shop! Thanks for stopping by. I do artwork utilizing just the natural colors and textures of stone and wood. That means that I don't paint or dye any of the stone, and the only finish I use on the wood is natural mineral oil.

Every piece I make is one-of-a-kind because every piece of stone and wood has it's own unique pattern and grain. I love exploring the interaction that can happen between the stone and the natural grain of the wood and some of my pieces are based entirely on this. Which means that some of my designs can be reproduced and some can't. And no matter how many times I reproduce something - none of them will ever be identical. So if you see something you like that's already gone - feel free to ask, I might be able to make a special one just for you!

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Returns and exchanges
All my pieces are handcrafted by me and I want you to love them as much as I love making them! I take great care in packaging them to prevent damage, but sometimes something happens and I will gladly issue refunds for any items that arrive damaged.

If an item arrives damaged, please inform me within 3 days.

Buyer has to send object back before refunds are given. Refunds are only given for damaged and unused items, and are issued once I have received the item.
Payment
I accept payment through Etsy.
Shipping
Most in-stock items ship within 2-3 business days of completed payment. I usually ship via USPS Priority Mail - Flat Rate if your item fits in a flat rate box. Priority Mail usually takes 2 to 3 days, but can sometimes take up to 5 days. Larger items will ship standard post to help keep shipping costs down. This will often add a few extra days to shipping times. Please note this is not guaranteed, so please plan accordingly. If you need your item to arrive sooner, please upgrade to Express Mail.
Additional policies and FAQs
With reproductions of designs I make every effort to get the colors as close as possible to what you see in the pictures, but since stone and wood are natural materials some natural variation in color is to be expected and is part of what makes each piece unique.

CUTTING BOARD CARE:
As with any wooden cutting/serving board, a quick rinse with water and mild dish soap and hand drying is generally the best way to clean it. It should NOT be placed in the dishwasher. The high temperatures, strong water pressure, and abrasive detergents used in dishwashers can compromise the finish and potentially warp the wood. With repeated use, this finish requires occasional redressing with mineral oil (available at any drug store). I recommend using the front of the board for serving and the back for cutting, since repeated cutting on the inlay could eventually damage the stone.