Bog oak handcarved into a bird of 9×5 cm / 3.5 x 2 inch.
Protected with raw linseed oil. I collected the wood while working in Ireland as a carpenter at a small workshop.
Little details are painted with golden acrylic and bits of citrine and amber are glued to the surface.
On the back of the piece, there is a thin layer of soft black leather. It’s recycled leather, cut offs from of a local italian tailor’s shop.
The necklace features glass beads amber in two strands. The shorter one measure 42 cm / inch and 48 cm / inch including the bronze extension chain 55 cm /22 inch long. If you wish for a different necklace contact me.
Bog wood is created from the trunks of trees that have lain in bogs, and bog-like conditions such as lakes, river bottoms and swamps, for centuries and even millennia. Deprived of oxygen, the wood undergoes the process of fossilization. Currents bind the minerals and iron in the water with tannins in the wood, naturally staining the wood in the process. This centuries-long process turns the wood from golden-brown to completely black, while increasing its hardness to such a level that it can only be carved with the use of specialty cutting tools. the time necessary varies, the “maturation” commonly lasts thousands of years. Due to the ecological reasons mentioned above, no two trunks can be found of the same color.
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