Carved Gourd Wall Sculpture with Nautilus Center - "Ancient Mysteries"

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Carved Gourd Wall Sculpture with Nautilus Center - "Ancient Mysteries"


This gourd wall hanging is 10.5 inches across and 4 inches deep. The design is a repeated swirl which echoes the form of the nautilus artifact embedded at the center. The turquoise swirl has been stippled into the gourd shell, painted with copper paint and finished with a turquoise patina overlay. The copper swirl has a bit of texture added for interest. The brown swirl has edges that are carved and recessed into the gourd. The final swirl -dark turquoise and brown in a crackle medium - is outlined with copper wiring and a copper spiral for additional interest.

The raw canteen shaped gourd was cleaned, and then cut in half with a mini jigsaw. The underside was then cleaned and sanded until smooth, removing the gourd pulp, seeds, and inner lining. Then the fun part begins, drawing the design onto the gourd and pyroengraving the design. The space for the nautilus artifact was then carved out with a dremel carver. The edges of the swirls were carved and the one section stippled with a micro carver. Painting begins with special gourd ink dyes, translucent acrylic paints, metallic paint, and patina. The wire embellishment was added and the nautilus artifact attached. The sculpture includes a wire securely attached on the underside for hanging. Several layers of protective spray are added to enhance the beauty of your gourd vase for years to come.

Please use for decorative purposes only. You may clean your wall sculpture with a duster or soft cloth.

Materials Used

Dried gourd, acrylic paint, metallic paint, patina paint, crackle medium, copper wire, nautilus artifact

Product Attributes

Primary Material: Dried gourd, acrylic paint, metallic paint, patina paint, crackle medium, copper wire, nautilus artifact

Size: 10.5" across x 4" deep

Pattern: Nautilus swirl

Color: Copper

Style: Contemporary

Theme: Abstract

Type: Wall hanging

Material: Dried gourd, ink dyes, Nautilus shell, copper wire

Pattern: Swirl

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United States
First Item: $ 10.00
Additional Items: $ 5.00



Jewelry - Jewelry is packaged in little colored organza drawstring bags, which are then folded into tissue, tied with raffia and shipped in a bubble mailer.

Gourd Art - Gourd art pieces are wrapped in tissue and surrounded with bubble wrap for maximum stability. They are shipped in sturdy boxes to your destination.


Currently I am accepting PayPal, Amazon Payments and personal checks.

Please make your payment within 48 hours or the sale will be canceled and relisted. If you encounter problems in the payment process, please notify me. No shipments occur until payment has been received.


I ship Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, as soon as possible after payment has been received--usually within 24 - 48 hours. Please note: shipping costs reflect shipping and handling charges combined.

Jewelry is shipped USPS First Class mail with delivery confirmation.

Gourd art is shipped USPS Priority Mail with delivery confirmation.

I am currently shipping within the United States. Please contact me if you have other requirements.

~~Combined shipping~~

With multiple cart items, the highest shipping cost applies to the order.

Jewelry - Holiday orders - jewelry ships free.

Gourd art - Each decorative gourd ships individually. Jewelry shipped in the box with the gourd ships for free.


If items are damaged or you are not completely satisfied, please contact me and I will issue a return form for you to complete.

Item(s) must be returned in their original condition with accompanying paperwork and packaging within 2 weeks of delivery at your expense.

I will replace damaged items, issue a store credit, or refund your original purchase price (less the cost of shipping) under normal circumstances.


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