Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Amulet of Dagon

The gifted Copper Centipede returns to our pages with this Amulet of Dagon hand carved from real ebony.


Anonymous said...

That's great – and it really makes me want to try my hand at some palm-sized wooden idol.

CoastConFan said...

I really like the fact that the figure is so small and that it’s a piece of handiwork rather than being cast. For that matter, a rare wood makes it even better, but there’s a possible sticking point. Some materials cannot be shipped internationally and some cannot even be moved from state to state.

The Copper Centipede’s micro works have always pleased me, probably because they are often rendered by hand and are of natural materials. All this legal wrangling over materials was started on the best of intentions, but we know where those often lead. Keep on making your beautiful items, just be careful about shipping is all I can say.

http://www.wood-database.com/wood-articles/restricted-and-endangered-wood-species/ and https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/1166/~/bringing-or-sending-items-made-from-wood-to-the-u.s. and https://cites.org/eng/news/pr/2011/20110928_timber_appendixIII.php and https://www.fretboardjournal.com/features/guitar-lovers-guide-cites-conservation-treaty/