****This item is temporarily available as made to order only, as such the wood patterns will vary from those pictured and the time from ordering to shipping will be 3-5 working days.****
This beautiful crescent moon was hand carved with a knife in central Scotland. Both sides have different grain patterns, so the pendant is reversible, depending on your mood and taste or whether you prefer a waxing or waning moon. The pendant is very lightweight for its size and is extremely glossy.
After carving, the pendant was been thinly coated with resin and polished. This also provides water and wear resistance.
Please note the price is for the pendant only. For an additional £4.00 you can add a sterling silver diamond cut curb chain or a leather cord with a handmade clasp by clicking here: https://www.commonmarket.scot/en/listings/432479-upgrade-add-a-silver-chain-or-a-leather-cord
The pendant is shipped in a small matt black presentation box with a leaflet explaining a little of the history, uses and folklore surrounding the wood.
Sycamore (Gaelic: Sice) is a common species of maple found throughout Scotland, it was introduced from Europe sometime during the Middle Ages and rapidly took hold. The hard, creamy wood is used in furniture and for making kitchenware.
It is a tough, hardy tree, its range stretching from Turkey to Iceland, tolerant to many environmental hardships.
Many of us who grew up knowing this tree will have happy childhood memories of throwing the seeds of the sycamore into the air and watching our “helicopters” spiral to the ground. Indeed, in what must surely be a nod to this time-honoured game, the first British designed helicopter to fly was named the Bristol Sycamore.
Due to the natural variability of wood and because everything we do is completely handmade, all of The Conker Tree's products are completely unique.