Handmade Bottle stopper in Spalted Mango
A bottle stopper made out of Spalted Mango wood with a chrome stopper. It will add an elegant touch to your open bottle of vino while keeping the flavor at its best.
Known for their delicious fruit, mango trees yield a workable, solid and deeply beautiful lumber. The wood color ranges from pale golden white to a toasted brown. It has a high degree of chatoyancy, catching the light and often seeming to glow. The wood can also be incredibly curly or even burled, often forming a beautiful spalt pattern known as black heart mango. The wood’s hardness is in the same range as walnut and koa, and stabilizing yields a highly durable, workable and beautiful product. The wood is also incredibly sustainable, as it is fast growing and widely planted throughout the tropics.
A bit about of the process of creating these bottle stoppers: I start with a hand-selected block of wood and the bits that make up the metal base of the bottle stopper. I then spend some time working the wood to be the proper diameter to match bottle stopper diameter. I often start out with a design that I'm trying to achieve. Sometimes my desires match with the finished form, but often the wood convinces me to change along the way, either by showing me an interesting feature, or by showing me a nasty fault. Sand paper is applied, through a number of grits, to get a nice, smooth surface. Several coats of finished and buffed. The wood and the metal base are then combined to create the finished product.
First Item: $ 7.50
Additional Items: $ 1.00
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.
All shipments to Texas must add 8.25 % for Sales Tax.
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.
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.
Beautiful pen! Fast shipping. Thank you!
Beautiful pen! Purchased as a gift. I'm certain he will love it. Thanks for the extremely fast shipping.
Holy cow, the wine bottle stopper and pen are absolutely spectacular! They arrived lightening fast and my family will love their gifts!
on Nov 16, 2011
Beautiful Scott! This was purchased as a gift for myself - after all, I'm worth it! The quality of workmanship is apparent and I can guarantee this set will never leave my side. I've handwritten more letters and notes in the last four days since receiving this set then in the last year - I can't put them down. I completed a review post on my blog at http://tinyurl.com/6m85apk. Thanks again Scott! CRyan
This beautiful bottle stopper will have pride of place in my mother-in-law's home. Thanks for the superfast shipping.