|Project by Sanity||posted 02-04-2011 02:17 AM||4471 views||3 times favorited||10 comments|
My last little banksia pod bud vase proved to be very popular with family and friends, so I felt somewhat obligated to make some more. This is the latest.
If you are not familiar with the banksia pod I have attached a picture of one to show what it looks like in its natural form. I can only describe it as being like a solid pine cone. They originate from Australia and are apparently very common there. They consist of about 4 layers – a hard brittle outer shell, a velvety layer, a woody layer, and a softer core.
I find them interesting to turn because you never know quite what you are going to get underneath the outer layers.