This picture of pendant jewlery freshly finished with tung oil shows the incredible variety of grain textures, colors, and shapes found in the wood of the sacred Arbutus/Madrone tree, perhaps the most spectacular of the trees of the Pacific Northwest.
Women and men both love these wooden pendants. The feel of the wood and the glory of the grain appeal to both.
As an eco friendly fashion statement, many have found that their sacred pendant is not only gorgeous but also has a sense of power.
Here is a cover picture on Readers Digest of a woman who is famous for her environmental work protecting the forests of the world: Forest Ethics.
Guess what wood pendant she is wearing?
It is #4 off-round (see just below for shape details).
It is a big wooden pendant that stands out.
Power pendants for powerful women!
ArbutusArts pendant jewlery comes in 8 different shapes and 3 grades, so you will find something to fit your budget and sense of style.
Perhaps it is the uniqueness of each pendant that makes the wearer love their necklace.
I constantly get rave reviews from customers who tell me how special it is to them or how many people notice it and remark about it to them.
I am sure you will find a shape and style that suits you and your budget.
Shapes and Sizes:
You have 8 shapes to choose from. The heights listed give you the approximate dimensions, which do vary a bit due to fine sanding differences.
They will look much nicer than this poor tracing I did! See the images in the photo below for examples.
#1 small round ... 2.25" or 5cm
#2 medium round ... 2.5" or 6cm
#3 large round ... 2.75" or 7cm
#4 off round ... 3" or 8cm
#5 oblong ... 3" or 8cm
#6 oval ... 2.75" or 7cm
#7 medium tear drop ... 2.75" or 7cm
#8 large tear drop ... 3.5" or 9cm
All pieces of Madrone/Arbutus wood are not created equal...
...as you may know from other pages on this site, a wide range of grain coloring exists resulting in different grades depending on the rarity of the wood:
• Deluxe Selection...good
Examples of this grade are on the right...
...they match the shape numbers above.
An economical and excellent choice for a lovely wooden pendant necklace.
• Ultra Selection...better
You can see these Ultras are richer in tone and finish than the Deluxes.
They are also sanded a bit smoother.
The silver chain adds a fashionable look.
• Supreme Selection...best
These are two lovely examples of Supreme pendant jewelry. The wood is from the burl of a giant Arbutus tree that came down in a big storm.
They are sanded and then polished to an even finer finish than the Ultras.
Such beauties are rare indeed and you will find them to be one-of-a-kind treasures!
They come packaged in a gift box like this:
More Info on Selections:
In addition to the wood, the degree of fine finishing adds a quality dimension.
The higher the grade, the smoother the finish.
They are all smooth, but the Supremes are, well, just divine!
• Deluxe Pendant Jewlery / Necklace comes with an adjustable black cotton cord.
• Ultra Pendant Jewlery / Necklace comes with an 18” Italian Sterling Silver (4.2gm) Groto 25 round Snake chain.
• Supreme Pendant Jewlery / Necklace comes with an 18” Italian Sterling Silver (5.9gm) Omero 125 round chain which holds its oval shape.
These Sterling Silver chains are very high quality and expensive grade chains.
All wooden pendants are handmade! This means each piece is unique. They will not exactly match what you see in the photos. It will match the quality and styles you see in the pictures.
Remember that the wood I find is extremely rare from burls on the biggest of trees that have died. The result, eco friendly wood, yields spectacular pieces, often very small, perfect to make wooden pendant jewelry. Your piece will be a one-of-a-kind gem!
Your pendant jewlery comes with an attractive gift card.
Here is what the 2 sides of the card look like:
Hand Crafted from the BC West Coast's Spectacular Arbutus Wood
from windfalls and dead trees: Eco Friendly Wood at its best!
ARBUTUS/MADRONE WOODEN PENDANT JEWLERY:
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My Arbutus wood pendants are unique. I don't think you can find them anywhere else.
And the wood that I use to make them comes from some of the rarest pieces that I save. And often it is only the smallest pieces of the wood that can be so spectacular.
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