Sunday, September 29, 2013

Celebrating Ecuador (and a wedding anniversary)

My wife came to me with a "commission" request ; to carve a first wedding anniversary gift for a good friend and work colleague. I have a lot going on, to be honest, but I haven't taken on any real carving challenges for a while, so I said yes. My wife is a designer of jewelry, so she contributed the design. The first looks were more like jewelry (surprise) and a little detailed for my talents and time allowance. After a few discussions and re-works of her design, we came up with something that satisfied us both. She wanted to combine a few elements of Ecuador, their home country. She requested several native woods that I no access to, but I did look up woods of Ecuador and found mahogany on the list, which I did happen to have on hand. The design incorporates a heart (it is a love spoon after all), Andean Condor wings and the flower, dahlia. I don't think they'll get another anniversary gift quite like this one.


Anonymous said...

Lovely spoon!

Gede said...

Beautiful wooden spoon!
What kind of wood they are made? are they made by hand?.

Thanks, Gede

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Well, it is a very nice and beautiful creation for sure. Working with wood has never been easy for anyone, but doing it perfectly and carefully allows making beautiful creations like this.

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