Howard Feed-N-Wax is a unique blend of Beeswax, Catrauba Wax and Orange Oil. This finish helps to preserve finishes by preventing the drying of the surface. Polishing with Howard gives surfaces a warm soft luster. When applied to gourds it makes the natural patina come alive!
We have precut goat skin drum heads available in 10", 12", 14", 18", 20", and 24" sizes. We have a good consistent size and weight on these drum heads. Imported from Pakistan.
@1 1/4" - 1 1/2" long x @1/4" thick
Width will vary.
Horse Hair is available in 1 ounce hanks. Each hank is approximately 15 inches long. We offer three colors: Black, Brown, and White.
Native to South America and sometimes referred to as Blue Jacaranda because of it extensive and protrusive clusters of large blue flowers, they make great accents. The Jacaranda tree is cultivated almost anywhere where there is no chance of frost; including New Zealand and Portugal. It is considered an invasive species in other countries, including Australia. Mature trees can survive brief, below freezing, cold snaps. Easily drilled for using as an embellishment.
(Package of 50)
Beadswax is a blend of beeswax and pine pitch, specially formulated for adhesion to gourd, wood bone and paper mache surfaces. The Huichol Indians in Mexico have practiced this art for many generations. They create ceremonial bowls, which were originally adorned with colorful bits of shell, bone, clay or turquoise.
Apply in a thin layer, 1/2 to 3/4 the thickness of the beads.
Scarab beads in three sizes, drilled through the 'long end'.
Malachite (Copper Carbonate Hydroxide) is a well known and popular semi-precious stone. Its name is derived from a Greek word meaning "mallow" (a green herb). The light and dark green bands are so distictive that malachite maybe one of the most easily recognized minerals by the general public. It forms the banding from subtle changes in oxidation states, but the exact mechanism is still not well understood. Malachite is perhaps the oldest known green pigment.
Orthoceras are extinct members of the cephalopod family. The 350 - 400 million year old Devonian age orthoceras are ancestors of the squid and octopus. Orthoceras were among the most advanced of the invertebrates having a sophisticated nervous system, eyes and jaws. They swam freely using a jet propulsion system, squirting water from their bodies. They had tentacles and ink sacs much like the squid of today. After they died, their shells accumulated on the sea floor where they were buried by sediments, and over the ages turned to stone. The Orthoceras ranged in size from a few inches in length to over six feet. Their fossils have an iridescent gemlike quality when polished.
Sea Jasper stones. Coloring varies. Approximately 2 1/2" long by 1 1/14" wide.