This is a chunk of Mesquite about 2" across. I turned on a lathe, then ornamented it on Lathezilla. 24K gold leaf inside. Sits on, not attached to, a bed of burned shavings. The outside of the piece was scorched and then wirerbushed. I rubbed in gold accent before coating with automotive clear coat. This is an auction item for public TV art auction in New Orleans.