This heart art can be a wonderful personalized 50th Anniversary gift idea present idea. It would be a unique handmade gift for any occasion! I am Gary Burns the treewiz or Wiz and I carved everything in my shop. I can personalize any of my hearts by inscribing a message on the back for no extra charge if it is something simple like a short sentence and date. I really love this wood! It looks as much like stone as it does wood! The last two photos are of this piece in the beginning stages.
PRIORITY SHIPPING IN INCLUDED IN THE PRICE! :)
It measures 18" tall x 18 1/2" wide x 2" thick. It comes ready to hang on the wall.
There is some cracking, there are blemishes, there is natural edge, and some imagination to make this a Heart. I love the organic feel of the Buckeye. These are really special pieces to me. They have a really sweet energy about them from the very beginning. It's not for those who want a blemish free Heart. But what is a perfect heart? This heart shows the traces of a Trying, Bumpy Journey but is still so very full of Love. Life just isn't easy over the years. There is much in Life that is testing and gives us contrast and value for the amazing moments.
The colors in this wood are so warm and there is a lot of character to the color contrast. This is a Buckeye Burl. It is a very rare wood. It grows in the foothills of the Sierra's in California. It grows in the Eastern US but this is a little bit more like a small bushy tree rather than a large trunked tree like in the East. And the one on the West Coast burls. It is a tricky tree to harvest because of the clay soil it grows in. When the soil is dry, it is harder than the wood. When the soil is wet, it is too slippery for the back hoe to get in and dig it out. Not only is it expensive and tricky to design but packing and shipping play a large part in the price as well.
This piece is flat on the back. I have fastened a metal self leveling hanger on the back for hanging and I signed Wiz on the back.
You can pay using any of the methods available to you through Etsy. If you would like to do a lay-a-way, contact me and I will let you know what we could do. You can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone me at 541 761 1997.
If I do not receive payment or communication about the payment within 2 days of my receiving the order I will cancel the order and re-list the piece.
Whatever is going on, please communicate. I am very flexible.
I include the cost of packing and shipping in all of my prices. I have not included shipping for out of the US. I just need your EXACT SHIPPING ADDRESS, YOUR FULL NAME and a link to the item you are interested in. I will get back to you with an exact quote on outside of the US purchases. I ship asap. Sometimes it is shipped the day the order is received but almost always by the next day. Just as soon as I get your order, I'll contact you.I email you the tracking info and I email you that it is on it's way. I send PRIORITY USPS unless it is too big and then it will go UPS. Priority USPS usually takes 2-3 days.
When shipping out of the United States, I declare the piece as "Merchandise" on the customs form and declare the price that you paid for the item less shipping.
I use mostly recycled packing. My carvings are all such different sizes that it makes it hard to purchase custom boxes and very expensive as well. It's as eco friendly as I can make it and keeps my prices as low as they can be.
I want you the buyer to be so happy with your purchase that you want to rave about how wonderful it all went on your feedback. If for any reason you are dissatisfied, let me know and we will work it out. If you're not happy, I'm not happy. E-mail me or call me at 541 761 1997 if there is any way I can help.
I've carved more than 13,000 carvings since 1971 when I started and have sold all of those pieces all over the world. Making people happy with my work is my soul purpose. With Love and Gratitude! <(B^)
All of my carvings have a lacquer finish. Dusting with a feather duster or blowing off with a compressor is all that is necessary on the carved trees, fish and carved faces. I use Orange oil on the smooth surfaces. This will perk them up. I would do it as often as you polish your furniture. Once a month would keep them looking great but is not necessary.
I will contact you as soon as I get your order. I will package it that day or the next. I take it to the Post Office the next morning. If I get an order on Friday afternoon, Saturday or Sunday it will be in Monday mornings mail.
I use Priority United States postal service mail.
I do ship outside of the US. I need to know the carving that you are interested in and your complete shipping address. I will figure what it costs to ship to your address and make the changes to the listing so that you can make the purchase.