Crystal wizard staff

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Project by kookiemomster48 posted 07-21-2010 05:37 PM 8316 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I love mixing media even though some have told me its not really woodcarving. This was a project on some very aged cedar that CJ brought me in exchange for the work on his snakey root. I have quite a few pieces of this aged stuff left including a small stump which I hope to carve into a gnome village with wood spirit.
the only real carving on it is the runes carved in one side.
I aimed for, and apparently achieved, a metaphysical concept for this one with a crystal, runes, small tumbled stone inlay and an owl charm.
I sold it on eBay and it went to England. I learned a lot about international shipping for an almost 6 foot staff! Not easy and not cheap. FedEx was the best way and the cost to ship was more than what he paid for the staff. I also learned that I need to reduce the number of protuberances for something that may ship internationally. It wasn’t easy to pack for shipping.

-- Eclectic wood, wire, stone and bead lover

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#1 posted 07-23-2010 01:20 PM

This is certainly an interesting project. I enjoy seeing the different materials combined as well.

Out of curiosity did you apply any finish to the staff?

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 07-23-2010 05:00 PM

I used linseed oil and a lot of it early on. After it was finished, in keeping with the natural theme, I only used carnuba wax and hand buffed.
It was surely fun. I have two more sturdy pieces of this wood for staffs and a couple more not so sturdy that I’ll find an interesting use for….

-- Eclectic wood, wire, stone and bead lover

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