Osyris Sandalwood Beads

Discussion in 'Sandalwood' started by Oud_learner, Dec 20, 2017.

  1. Oud_learner

    Oud_learner Junior Member

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    I had bought a sizable and beautiful Osyris sandalwood block from Ensar a while ago. Since it was quite a big block, I had a crazy idea and decided to carve some beads out of it. Adam was very kind enough to accede to my request and managed to get hold of his in-house carver to take up the job.

    Beautiful natural grains and pattern on the beads.
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    Left over dust, shaving and beads. The dust and shaving made great kodo materials.
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    Left over small wood blocks from the carving. Check out the contrasting grains on the surface.
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    Left over wood block. Super dense and heavy, not unlike that of the ebony wood.
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    A big thank you to Ensar and his team (especially to Adam who has been very helpful as usual throughout our email correspondence) for this beautiful art work!
     
  2. Mario

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    This looks great! I actually want to find a carver myself and make my own bracelet of Osyris beads.

    I once burned a bit of the powder that resulted when I sawed of a slice off the block for a friend.
    The scent of Osyris is something different, Osyris has way more sweet, lemon-y, caramel or honey-like notes than Mysore Sandal.
    I think it would be great to make cones or sticks from Mysore sandalwood, with a msall percentage Osyris mixed in (like, 15-20%) to sweeten it up a bit.
     
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  3. Mohammed

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    Wow that's really beautiful.

    Do you mind sharing how much he charged for the carving to be carried out, or the price altogether including the price of the wood?
     

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