I've been using the Holiday off work to finish a few sticks -
Most of the sticks I give away to freinds and family. for the past few years I've been donating a few to auction off in charity events - they are always are a hot topic at these events. If I wanted to sell them I could get quite a few here each year.
Most of my sticks are fre form wood sticks - I'm not a carver yet. I started making a couple for me to hike with when I shed hunt antlers - and another couple for shooting supprt when I hunt. from there I started making more as something to do in the winter months.
Here's a couple that are done -
Also here's the Hornbeam one I did. It was growing in amoungst thick ceders and was tall and straight - and much older than one would think becasue it was stunted.
I've been playing with different ways of making a "tag" - I've been slicing the sticks into 1/4" tags from the stick when I start - and putting the date and my name on them - rather than on the stick. The tag on the picture above is just threaded on to the lanyard.
The tag on the cedar below is done like a bolo tie - and on can tighten and loosen the lanyard around your wrist with the "tag". Its made me think of other - lanyard mechanisms that might be beads or polished metal in design.
thanks for looking - and sharing your ideas here -