Hand carved from Sheesham, these strikingly patterned pendants are combined with a sterling silver (925) chain to present a natural looking piece of jewellery. They would make a fantastic gift for nature lovers, those with a special connection to trees or just to add a little something unusual to your jewellery collection.
The heart shape is fully 3D and I try as much as possible to achieve a different pattern on each side. This can be striking or subtle, depending on the wood and often means the pendant is reversible, giving you more freedom of choice.
No machines were used in the manufacture of the pendant and it is finished with several coats of cyanoacrylate resin to give a tough, durable, water resistant coating with a high gloss. Due to the natural variability of wood and because each pendant is hand made, every item The Conker Tree produces is completely unique.
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
If you can’t find an item in the shop made from a wood that you have a particular connection with, or there is something you would like made, please feel free to contact me and I’m sure I can sort something out for you.
About Sheesham or Indian Rosewood
Scientific: Dalbergia sissoo
As the name suggests, this beautifully grained wood is native to the Indian Subcontinent, although it has been artificially introduced to many other areas of the world.
Sheesham’s main modern use in furniture making is unsurprising, given the gorgeous variegated stripes it displays, although it is also used as a fuel.
Sticks of Sheesham are also chewed in India in order to clean the teeth, a traditional practice that is still widespread.