MARDI GRAS, Gourd Vase w/Swirling Design and 'Jewels'
This special small vase, “Mardi Gras,” is a bejeweled vision of Carnival spirit, a celebration of spring and fertility. The piece measures 6.5” x 6” and would be a perfect addition to your home as a unique accent to any décor.
After cleaning the outside of the dried gourd, a very time consuming process, the rim was cut with a mini jig saw. Then the inside, which is filled with membranes and seeds, was cleaned with a ball cleaner and drill. Hand sanding finished the interior job and then I sprayed the interior with a paint sealer. The design was hand drawn and pyroengraved onto the surface. The gourd was then dyed with ink dyes which are heat set and then sealed with a protective finish. The ‘gems’ were added to further embellish the piece, and a high gloss finish was applied, to enhance the theme and further protect the designs.
Mardi Gras is a wonderful piece to accent a special place in your home. The spirit of festivity and lavish extravagance is a reminder to have fun and levity in your life and live with passion! Please clean gently with a soft cloth or duster.
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.
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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.
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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