Manzanita Root Burl with Turquoise Inlay Crochet Hook
This crochet hook is made from Manzanita Root Burl with Turquoise Inlay. It's shaped with a larger handle to relieve stress on the hand and wrist when crocheting. The hook has an Ergonomic shape that fits nicely in the hand.
The crochet hook measures 6 1/2" to 8" long depending on the size of the hook and is 3/4" to 1" in diameter at its widest.
General guidelines are sizes
Sizes M (9mm) and smaller are 6 1/2" to 7 1/4" long.
Sizes N (10mm) and larger are 7 1/4" to 8" long.
Hooks with multiple woods tend to be to the longer side of these measurements. The reason for the variation is that each hooks is hand turned and while the standard shape, which gives the ergonomic advantage, is maintained, each hook is uniquely it's own.
Because this hook is handcrafted there will be variation in appearance, grain and color. No two Hooks will be the same! Pictures are examples of what you will receive.
The hook is inlayed with real turquoise that has been crushed in small bit and powder. The amount of turquoise will vary, depending on the voids in the burl.
Rarely more than 30' tall at maturity, this native of the dry inland mountains sports an evergreen crown often spreading as wide as its height. Come the winter rainy season, it puts all competitors to shame with showy white or light pink blooms. Later in the year, its twisted limbs bear tiny fruits, which the state's Spanish-speaking pioneers dubbed "little apples," thus giving the plant its present name.
With its gnarled shape and squat trunk, the manzanita never attracts lumbermen. Local crafters, however, find the manzanita's branches appealing in floral arrangements. But in the roots they discover perhaps manzanita's most intriguing aspect. Beneath the ground lies a fascinating burl that, when sawn, cleaned, and polished, can pass for ceramics or marble.
Under the wood turners touch, this "mountain driftwood" evolves into naturally colorful weed pots, vases and bowls. But beware of this beauty. The burls frequently grow around rocks that remain undetected until suddenly hit by a turning tool!