In which Marcus enters uncanny territory

It’s no secret that Marcus sends parcels of wonder across the globe, but by now I think he’s a mind reader. You all know that wood and resin is about my favourite combination ever, as in my latest necklace and earrings:

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But nothing surpasses the beauty of burl in resin projects, which I have been looking for for ages without much luck. You can imagine the look on my face when yesterday a parcel arrived and instead of being my husband’s new phone battery, it was these gorgeous pieces of burl:

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How did Marcus know? I have no clue, but I’m glad he did.

Thank you very much again, Marcus.


  1. says

    I was trimming chunks off a burl for a bolster and thought “these irregular shapes are too nice to throw away!” They might look interesting in resin. So rather than have them sit forever in The Shelf Of Despairing Scraps I boxed ’em up!

  2. Jazzlet says

    I love burl, we have a couple of bowls that I bought and a box a friend made for us.

    I look forward to seeing what you with Marcus’s scrap burl Giliell.

  3. says

    Marcus is a national treasure.

    Giliell, look for old dead Elderberries (Sambucus nigra). It is common enough weed and t has beautiful wood and often with nice, albeit small, burls.

  4. says

    Now the worst thing is that I will have to wait until next week to pass it to a friend who has the right kind of saw to cut pieces, because I own 4 of them and none is right.

  5. voyager says

    Marcus is an international treasure!

    I can’t wait to see what you make, Giliell. Will it be underwater worlds for your moremaids? Will there be itty-bitty lights involved? Will it go outside to cheer the birds and the bees? Inquiring minds want to know!

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