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Gorgeous graphics in contrasting white and black punctuated with turquoise beads, the southwestern spirit comes alive in Beverly's latest gourd. Meticulous attention to detail, this is a piece that will be treasured for years to come.
Beverly has mastered many art forms through the years, always creating, always learning. Her knowledge and skill for the perfection of the fine has now transffered over into her latest love: pine needle basket weaving and gourd pyrography.
Each gourd takes its personality from the gourd itself. Beverly says that she lets the shape speak to her and the design flows from that. Each piece is completely unique and original. On her polished pieces, these gourds undergo five stages of sanding to obtain their luster, each stage utilizing a finer and finer grit sandpaper. All the color in the gourd comes from stains, not paint, handpainted on by Beverly with fine-tipped paintbrushes. Stones are hand cut and polished by Beverly's husband to perfection as the crown jewel in the piece.
Southwestern Pyrography Gourd
- Measures - appx 6.5" tall