The Camphor was cut by my father, then sanded, re-sanded, re-sanded and then sealed by me! I just love the way it turned out!! I love that this piece has not only a beautiful KNOT in the center, but also that on one side it is red tones and the other is cream colors!! You truly get 2 looks with this set. I even matched the earrings to the different sides….just reverse which ear you wear them in for the ‘right’ side to show! If you look close you’ll see the beautiful ‘sparkle’ in the beads on the strap!! Although this is Camphor wood it doesn’t smell because of the lacquer that is sealing it! I used beads that (I think) brought out the best of the colors on this wood. Matching copper findings and ear-wires round out the set.
Cinnamomum camphora (commonly known as camphor tree, camphorwood or camphor laurel) is a large evergreen tree that grows up to 20–30 m (66–98 ft) tall. The leaves have a glossy, waxy appearance and smell of camphor when crushed. In spring, it produces bright green foliage with masses of small white flowers. It produces clusters of black, berry-like fruit around 1 cm (0.39 in) in diameter. Its pale bark is very rough and fissured vertically.
Cinnamomum camphora is native to China south of the Yangtze River, Taiwan, southern Japan, Korea, and Vietnam, and has been introduced to many other countries. In Japan, where the tree is called kusunoki, five camphor trees are known with a trunk circumference above 20 metres (66 ft), with the largest individual, Kamō no Ōkusu (蒲生の大楠, “Great camphor of Kamō”), reaching 24.22 m.
This set took over 41 hours to complete. I used peyote stitch and herringbone stitch to complete it. The center is made without the use of GLUE or BACKING. The center sets inside beads that are between 11o and 15o (this means there are between 11 – 15 beads per inch).
Necklace measures at 19 – 20.5 inches in length and can be lengthened if needed. Center hangs down 3.5 inches from top of strap and is VERY lightweight!
Earrings measure at 2.25 inches and can be changed to posts or clip-ons for no additional charge.
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