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Basswood walking stick. JgS Heirloom Carvings
Commissioned work. Custom fit ergonomic mesquite handle, "story" maple shaft & duck's foot base. JgS Heirloom Carvings
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Basswood walking stick featuring "Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow" flowers and delicate vines. JgS Heirloom Carvings
Basswood walking stick with "Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow" flowers. JgS Heirloom Carvings
Basswood walking stick with vines & leaves. JgS Heirloom Carvings
Basswood walking stick with vines & leaves entwining the entire length. JgS Heirloom Carvings
Custom commissioned design featuring specific life highlights. JgS Heirloom Carvings
Walking stick headpiece inlaid with commemorative silver dollar. JgS Heirloom Carvings
Juniper walking stick carved with 19 separate Woodspirit faces. JgS Heirloom Carvings
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Chinese Tallow walking sticks featuring Lichtenberg fractal woodburnings inlaid with phosphorescent epoxy. Left image is photo in complete darkness & right image is photo under black light. JgS Heirloom Carvings
These "footed" canes are carved using our local cedar for the canes and basswood for the feet. They feature inlaid turquoise and powdered copper bands top and bottom.
Feet are basswood with inlaid turquois and copper metal at ankles. JgS Heirloom Carvings
Hand grips and cane bodies are cedar and feature inlaid turquois and copper metal bands.
After visiting many medical/surgical supply houses for my relative, I developed my idea of "footed" canes for the directionally challenged! They are carved from aromatic cedar and feature pointing fingers, a compass in the knuckles and male & female feet. This project earned me a place in the holiday 2011 Woodcarving Illustrated magazine in their 2011 Best Carving Design Contest and won a People's Choice award.
This particular pair of feet represent one male and one female version. You guess which is which! JgS Heirloom Carvings
Pointing fingers with a compass in the knuckle for the directionally challenged.
This Hackberry cane is intricately carved with a pinecone or pineapple pattern and features spirals of turquoise and bone beads. This cane has won awards at the Texas Woodcarvers Guild shows. JgS Heirloom Carvings
This Chinese Tallow cane is intricately carved and woodburned. Each Kokopeli figures have been inlaid with turquoise, lapis, coral and other crushed mixed stones. The latticework is highly designed and took many hours to carve. This cane won competitions at the Texas Woodcarvers Guild shows. JgS Heirloom Carvings
Backside of the Chinese Tallow Kokopeli walking cane.
Commissioned walking stick featuring specific life highlights. JgS Heirloom Carvings
This staff won in the Texas Woodcarvers Guild competition shows.
This Aspen staff was carved for my husband and is 6 ft. tall. It features a removable Woodsman headpiece carved from a very hard Cherry Burl and inlaid with turquoise. When the headpiece is removed, it exposes a camera mount and turns the staff into a monopod for photography. The Aspen staff is intricately carved with latticework, pine tree features and a rattlesnake on the bottom. JgS Heirloom Carvings
This Aspen walking staff is my own. The headpiece unscrews and turns the staff into a camera monopod, using a rubber or spike footed tip. Intricately carved with butterflies and dragonflies, many different techniques were applied to finish each feature.
Butterfly features the application of iridescent powdered micas & foils.
This staff is approximately 5 ft. tall.
This 5 ft. Aspen Staff was a custom design and features "milestone" medallion markers along a career path, as well as a prediction of golfing upon retirement.
Chinese tallow walking cane with oak leaves & acorns. Mahogany stain. JgS Heirloom Carvings
Everyone, male and female love the oak leaves and acorns designs. Over the years, each of my canes carved in this style and entered for judging has won competitions in the Texas Woodcarvers Guild shows.
Deeply carved Chinese Tallow cane featuring Oak Leaves & Acorns. This is finished with Golden Oak stain and it a favorite for male and female.
Basswood walking stick finished and blank prior to beginning the project. JgS Heirloom Carvings
Mesquite walking stick. Features a woodspirit headpiece and an inlaid black bear with paw prints on the shaft. JgS Heirloom Carvings
Chinese Tallow cane with daisies. Cherry stain gives it the red coloration. JgS Heirloom Carvings
Chinese Tallow walking cane with daisies. JgS Heirloom Carvings
This Diamond Willow walking stick is approx. 4.5 ft. tall. All from the one piece of willow, the two snakes (Mexican Milk Snake & New Mexican Milk Snake) are carved weaving in and out of the stick using the "diamonds" of the willow. JgS Heirloom Carvings
Walking stick & snake were carved from one very large Chinese Tallow tree trunk. Mouse and cheese are carved from basswood.
Chinese Tallow Walking Stick features a Black Texas Rat Snake chasing a field mouse, who is focused on a wedge of cheese. JgS Heirloom Carvings
Chinese Tallow walking cane with Lichtenberg Fractal woodburning & glow in the dark epoxy resin. JgS Heirloom Carvings
Showing pinecone or pineapple pattern, rounded strapping and flattened strapping techniques for latticework.
This Chinese Tallow cane is deep relief carved with Desert Rose and vines. The pattern is similar to many found on leather belts.
This custom Chinese Tallow cane was created with favorite tree--Dogwood-- and favorite bird--Cardinal.
Example of latticework strapping with stitches.
This Hackberry walking cane has multiple carving and inlay techniques, including powdered metals, crushed and powdered stones, abalone shell, etc.
This cane was carved from Hackberry and features latticework strapping, pine cone pattern and delicate vines, leaves and flowers.
Chinese Tallow walking cane with Yellow Daffodils on one side and Purple Pansies on the other. JgS Heirloom Carvings
This Chinese Tallow cane is carved with purple Pansies on one side and yellow Daffodils on the other. JgS Heirloom Carvings
Custom Pump Jack & Duck Hunting cane. This custom design was created for a gentleman who owns an oil company, loves his wife and enjoys duck hunting.
This "Sampler" cane was carved to show how the same pattern design applied to a cane might be carved in different ways. JgS Heirloom Carvings
This shows an example of a cane with an ergonomic handle (right or left handed) and including an interchangeable standard handle.
Oak Leaves & Acorns
Fractal wood burning
Walking cane from Hackberry and features a large tree trunk with falling leaves. Headpiece has an inlaid silver dollar.
The Eagle Head cane is carved from Chinese Tallow with a basswood headpiece. The body is carved and inlaid with American Indian designs.
Images showing both sides.
This Chinese Tallow cane was a custom project and features Cardinals and Hummingbird. It has also been modified with a more ergonomic handle and stabilizing foot.
Basswood headpiece and Zebra wood staff with large cane hiking tip.
Custom designed Chinese Tallow Cane. "Reasons, Seasons, Lifetimes" friendship cane for a dear man.
This Chinese Tallow cane was created for my brother.
Custom designed Hackberry Cane depicting Pink Floyd's music video "The Wall".
Custom designed Hackberry Cane depicting Pink Floyd's music video "The Wall". This strip of hammered metal with bolts is carved from the wood and made to look like metal.
A Lichtenberg Woodburner delivering 15,000 volts of electricity was used to burn the channels in this Chinese Tallow cane. The channels were then filled with a clear resin impregnated with phosphorescent powder so that it glows in the dark.
Beading on his moccasins are made from tiny beads my father-in-law used in the Boy Scouts in the 1950's.
This is a portion of my collection of basswood, cedar and mahogany spherical heads. With a background in dentistry, a full set of teeth is important!
Basswood spherical head. This piece won an award at the Texas Woodcarvers Guild show.
Spherical head. Definitely needs to loosen that bun!
Spherical head carved from Butternut.
After visiting a wonderful shop in Venice, I felt the need to begin working on a troop of marionettes.
Custom design created for a favorite niece. Basswood figures mounted on a natural edge mesquite base.
My husband asked me to carve him a frog from some leftover basswood. The frog and log are one piece.
Custom design for my niece the whale-lover! Carved from Marblewood.
Gourds are one of my latest interests.
This large gourd has elements of carving, wood burning, Lichtenberg fractal burning & stains. Embellished with raffia & deer antler.
This large thick shell gourd features a Turquoise Butterfly amidst lots of Lichtenberg burning.
Gourd art depicting life in the desert. Images are carved into this thick skin gourd that still has it's seeds rattling around inside. Very large!
Dancers (top row) and band members (bottom row) were created with wood burning. Rim embellishment is rope & deer antler inlaid with turquoise.
Using thick skin gourds grown in California, deep relief carving can be accomplished without perforating the gourd.
Pine Needle Basketry is one of my latest interests. the pine needles for these pieces were purchased from Florida and California.
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