Tassie oak and recycled silverplated trays.
They are strung on waxed cotton with an ininti seed acting as a shortener.
The nature of the recycled materials doesn't allow for the removal of every ding and scratch or to achieve a high polish. I don't think it matters do you? It really just adds to the hand hewn quality of the pieces. I must say that I find cutting out metal far easier than cutting out wood. I have been wanting to combine the two elements for quite some time now and I am pretty happy with my first results. To give you an idea of scale, these measure about 8.5 cms from root to tip. I know I am going to mourn my trees for a little while though.