From the Artist: “The Tree of Life is an ancient symbol found in many cultures. Among other things, it symbolizes how life renews itself generation by generation, just as a tree grows from a seed. This Tree of Life is hand carved from wood trimmed from a still-living olive tree that provided fruit for generations of my family. It’s modelled after a big damun tree that grows by the ocean in Laguna Beach, California.”
Approx. 6cm in diameter, 7mm thick. Finished with a protective coat of glossy polyurethane, it will retain its beauty for hundreds of years.
Stone size is 8mm. You have the option to include add-ons to your life stone such as real dried flowers, seashells, metallic foil in silver, gold, and rose gold.
Chain/cord: Choose from stainless steel in silver, gold, and rose gold; Sterling silver; gold filled or rose gold filled; or vegan leather.
These pieces combine the luminous beauty of Rachel’s stones with the organic detail of Robert’s wood carvings to create heirloom pendants that will be cherished for generations.
I’m pleased to announce this exciting collaboration with Robert of McLendon Woodcraft! He hand-carved beautiful wood settings for jewelry pendants, ornament hangings, and other memorable keepsakes exclusively for my “life” stones created just for YOU!
Why partner with McLendon Woodcraft? Robert is a good friend of mine whom I trust dearly to handle each piece he makes for you with sincerity. Every DNA material I preserve in stone has a story to tell to match its unique aesthetic, while Robert’s wood pieces are consciously hand carved with traditional tools creating a truly unique symbiosis of personalities. Our work will not be made with machines, so together, what we make for you will be as real as your memories.
With this collaborative effort, we hope to bring you a stronger and more lasting link to the memories you treasure. We believe in the beauty of pairing life with life, glass and wood with your DNA materials—whether it be ashes, hair, fur, or breastmilk. The least amount of synthetic materials were applied.
Much like no two stones I make will be identical, no two wood settings will be the same as well. Although these pieces are significantly sized, they are surprisingly very light!
Some ideas for use: Use them as jewelry to wear daily or on special occasions or hang as a Christmas or everyday ornament to decorate your space. If you have a baby and would like to grace her with your pet’s or dearly departed’s presence, hang these pieces on her mobile! You can have a different piece to carry a different life stone.
Just like I am open to custom work, Robert is also happy to hear what you have in mind that is not currently in our shop. We want what will best represent you and the memories you cherish.
We hope that these wooden life pendants will bring you luck and happiness much like the amulets of old!