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Handmade key chain with hidden compartment in Live Oak and Resin

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This is a key chain with a hidden compartment useful for storing a small number of bills, matches, or toothpicks. Perfect for the house and car keys with a little extra bonus. This one is turned out of Live Oak that has been stabilized with a resin and completed with gold-plated hardware.

Live Oak (Quercus virginiana) is one of the most common trees in Central Texas. The wood that was use for these blanks come from burls salvaged from a road construction site. The wood is cleaned and cast in resin that resembles alien landscapes. Finding the burls, cleaning them, and then stabilizing them is a time-consuming process.

A bit about of the process of creating these key chains: I start with a hand-selected bit of wood and the bits that make up the key chain. I then spend some time working the wood to be the proper diameter to match the mechanism. Sand paper is applied, through a number of grits, to get a nice, smooth surface. Several coats of finish are applied and buffed. The wood and metal bits are then combined into a unique item.

Materials Used

live, oak, metal, resin

Product Attributes

Color: Brown

Shipping

Canada
First Item: $3.00
Additional Items: $1.00

All Other Countries
First Item: $4.00
Additional Items: $2.50

United States
First Item: $3.00
Additional Items: $1.00

Policies

Shipping

Wood and wire objects will be shipped through USPS, usually through priority mail. If the postage costs exceed what I've charged, I'll absorb the difference.

Stained glass must be insured in shipment and will usually be shipped through UPS.

Sales Tax:

All shipments to Texas must add 8.25 % for Sales Tax.

Custom work:

I'm happy to discuss custom work, whether it's a pen, bottle stopper, chainmaille, or stained glass. Custom pieces require a 50% deposit up front to allow me to purchase materials.

Returns:

If an item needs to be returned, let me know within 7 days of receipt and we can arrange something. The return policy on custom pieces can vary and will be discussed at the time of commissioning.

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