Here’s a little pendant we made out of some Redwood scraps. It has some homemade Dogwood, beads and is hung with a tiny swivel. My wife likes to help me and has made several different pendants like hummingbirds and sea turtles. It’s been a fun addition to our home business. We sell them in our Etsy shop.
On this stick I was asked to carve this knurled hand-grip. It is all carved from a single piece of Logdepole Pine. After carving the snake and all the scales it is hand-painted. I use three different polyurathane finishes to shine and protect different areas. For the eyes and rattle I use a high gloss, for the shaft of the stick I use a satin finish and for the snake I use a flat finish.
An Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake wraps around the shaft of this chipmunk- topped walking stick. They are joined by a large Stag Beetle. This is my first three-subject walking stick and it is made from my dwindled supply of Redwood. It has taken me some time to finish this piece but I enjoyed it.