This is a handmade Heart art Valentines Day gift present that I can Personalized. It would be a perfect gift for any occasion. I am Gary Burns the treewiz and I carve 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 do this by hand with a Dremel. My heart carvings are completely designed and shaped by me. I love evolving by doing each one by hand with no templates. Each piece of wood is so different. It forces me to flow with each piece. I love it!! The last two photos are of the piece before I started and a photo of the cut out in progress stage.
I have been waiting for this piece of wood to dry. I have looked at it so many times over the last couple of years. Really kool to be able to finally make it! It's a stunning piece. Very unique! A one of a kind for sure.
It measures 22 1/2" tall x 18 1/2" wide x 2 1/2" thick. And I love the live edge with the bark, giving a lot of contrast to the smooth, sanded portions. This piece is very rustic. It really has a ton of character!!
SHIPPING IS INCLUDED IN ALL OF MY CARVINGS!!
It's carved out of a Big Leaf Maple Burl. The dark brown portions are the bark. I am always looking for burls. There are birds eyes in most of the sanded portion. A burl is usually caused by the trees reaction to an agro bacteria. It is sort of like a wart on a person. It doesn't affect the tree. It grows outside of the growth rings. So there is nothing but amazing grain to look at. This is another very unique carving. I am always on the hunt for kool pieces of wood. I have so much fun doing all aspects of what I do!
This piece is flat on the back so it can hang on the wall. I have fastened a self leveling hanger for hanging and it is 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.