Candy Corn Halloween Crochet Hook Hand Turned Wooden Crochet Hook Made in USA by TEXAS Artist Bryan Nelson

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Made in Arlington, Texas

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This beautiful hand turned crochet hook fashioned after the Halloween candy "Candy Corn" is made from Yellowheart, African Padauk and Holly. This hook is 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. Because this hook is hand made there will be variation in appearance, grain and color.

This crochet hook measures 5 3/4" to 8" long depending on the size of the hook and is 3/4" to 1" in diameter at it's widest. General guidelines are sizes K 6.5mm) and smaller are 5 3/4" to 6 1/4" long. Sizes L (8mm to M (9mm) are 6 3/4" to 7 1/4" long. Sizes N (10mm) and larger are 7 1/2" 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. You can request a specific length please contact me before ordering a custom length.

Be sure to read some of my reviews below!

Hook size can be marked on the hook but only on request, there is no charge for this service.

Hooks Pictured are example of what you will receive. This is a hand turned hook, grains and color will vary.

YELLOWHEART - (Euxylophora paraensis) is also known as Pau Amarello, Limao rana, Pau Setim, and Pequiea Setim.
This beautiful hard wood has been used for everything from hat racks to flooring, drawer slides to fine furniture. The yellow stays yellow and does not fade. Gluing properties are excellent, it finishes to a beautiful sheen, and the finished product promises to become heirloom quality.
Yellowheart is an amazingly hard and durable wood with a unique bright yellow color. Ideal for marquetry or detailing in the finest projects. The wood is known for its bright golden ribbon grain, and for having better tap tone than mahogany.

There are basical seven species of padauk belonging to the genus Pterocarpus. African padauk (P. soyauxi), sometimes referred to as vermillion, is the only padauk species readily available today. Others occasionally sold include Andaman padauk (P. dalbergioides), Angola padauk or muniga, kiaat (P. angolensis), Burmese padauk (P. macrocarpus), narra (P. indicus), and sandalwood padauk (P. santalinus).
Padauk grows in tropical climates, although the geography changes from rain forest to dry, nearly treeless plains with each species. You'll find padauk in India, Indochina, the South Pacific, West Africa, and even southern Florida.
Except for squatty African muninga, most padauk trees look like elms, with large, spreading crowns reaching to a height of 120'. Averaging 7' in girth, their slightly irregular, fluted trunks have smooth, yellow-tinted bark. Trunks often have no branches for the first 65'.
The leaves of some padauk species provide protein in human diets as a substitute for green vegetables. All padauk's bear distinctive, round, inedible fruit banned by a flat wing that gives them a flying saucer-like appearance. In fact, pterocarpus means "winged fruit."
Depending on the species, padauk's coarse-grained heartwood varies in color from a lustrous purple-red to orange-red. With age and exposure to sunlight, it turns deep maroon. Quartersawn wood features a pronounced ribbon stripe.

King Solomon, proverbial for his wisdom in governing the Israelites during the 10th century B.C., must have really known his wood, too. He chose stalwart padauk for the pillars of his temple.
French Kings Louis XV and Louis XVI were separated from Solomon by thousands of years. Yet, these 17th-century rulers also favored a red-orange padauk they called narra. With it, royal woodworkers crafted kingly cups and chalices. Because water placed in these vessels turned yellow, royalty believed the "potion" had medicinal properties.
A century later, the colorful wood of Solomon and the Louis attracted even wider acclaim. As a veneer named amboyna, padauk was featured in Empire-style furniture.
Far removed from European pomp and furniture fashion of the 1800s, convicts sent to British penal colonies in the Andaman islands off Burma labored to supply the padauk sought by world craftsmen. In fact, Chicago's Pullman Company imported much of this exotically beautiful and durable "Andaman" padauk to panel railroad passenger cars.

Holly has quite a reputation as the whitest wood known. Holly provides inlay for expensive furniture, the bodies of fine brushes, and even imitation ivory piano keys. It's range extends south from Massachusetts to Florida and west to the Missouri River, holly varies in size from a bush to a tree of 50' or more in height. Northern winters keep holly small, but it thrives in Arkansas and east Texas. There, holly trees develop a dense, pyramidal shape with many short, horizontal branches. The broad, leathery leaves feature sharp prickles--nature's way of fending off animal browsers. By midwinter, red or yellow berries develop on female trees where blossoms once brightly flowered.

The bark of holly tends to be patternless, rough-textured, and medium gray, often with a tinge of olive. Older trees feature wart-like outgrowths.

Weighing in at about 36 lbs. per cubic foot dry, holly rates as moderately heavy and hard, but not strong. With indistinct, fine grain, the wood of holly displays no figure.

Color ranges from an almost pure white sapwood to heartwood with a creamy tone, and the two can be indistinguishable. To prevent a permanent discoloration called "blue stain," loggers cut holly only in the winter months, and then process it quickly.

Some of the feed back on NELSONWOOD hooks...

Patricia Powell has this to say....
I love EVERYTHING about this hook and the three others I ordered! I agree with the other reviewers who described how comfortable it is to work with Bryan's hand-turned crochet hooks. I used to crochet so tightly I would often have to add a couple of sizes to the hook designated in a pattern (example: pattern calls for a G hook; I would have to use an I hook). Thanks to Bryan's incredible hooks, I can now use the hook size listed in a pattern. This is a miracle in my book! I also totally agree with the reviewer who said Bryan's hooks make working with yarn subject to splitting a lot easier. These hooks are true masterpieces! There are not enough positive adjectives in the English language to describe these wonderful hooks. Bryan also responds to e-mail questions very quickly and ships items out just as fast. Thank You!

Nicole Hazzard has this to say....
Thank you for my newest beautiful wooden crochet hook! Your hooks are both lovely to look at and a joy to work feels so good in my hand! I've compared your hooks to the other popular maker of similar hooks, and I prefer yours...they just fit my hand better. Thank you also for the very prompt shipping, I didn't have to wait very long to enjoy my new hook!

Jess E has this to say....
After receiving two of these hooks as a gift, I will be replacing all my little metal ones with these beautiful hooks! The pink ivory, specifically, is such a substantial wood and absolutely beautiful in color. I couldn't be happier, and can't wait to order others!

joanneacwilson has this to say....
LOVE my new crochet hook! Truly stunning and a joy to use. Wanted to try it out before leaving a review. Problem was I couldn't stop crocheting long enough yesterday to write it. I'm certainly coming back to order more. Excellent communication from seller as well as shipment. Thank you.

robin erdman has this to say....
This is my second Nelsonwood hook. I adore these hooks, they fit perfectly in my hands and are so comfortable. I have been crocheting for a long time and have tried every hook out there, these hooks are some of the best! I will definitely continue to add to my collection.

Naomh Harbinson has this to say....
Absolutely wonderful! my four hooks not only look beautiful but are a joy to work with, being incredibly light & smooth gliding through even the most splitty yarn without a snag. I can't wait to order more!

Donna Roach has this to say....
I cannot express in words how beautiful this hook is! I am a long time crocheter and this hook fits beautifully in your hand and is incredibly light. Thank you so much! Your workmanship is outstanding!

Ms Toot has this to say....
I've had my hook for an hour now. I wanted to test it out before leaving a review. I LOVE MY NEW HOOK!! The craftsmanship is superb! The attention to detail is awesome! I especially love the fact that the hook size is strategically placed on the throat of the hook!! Not only is it beautiful, I've played around with 4 different types of yarn&the hook worked well with them all! I'm a pencil/pen grip crocheter&crocheting with this hook was not awkward at all,it felt very comfortable. I also tried using the knife grip&it felt just as comfortable! The hook is lightweight, my stitches are even&it relieved the pain/stress on my hand/wrist! I also rubbed my hook onto wax paper to help it glide through the yarn better! It was well packaged&arrived VERY fast! Will purchase from this store again VERY SOON! Lol! Thank you Nelsonwood!!!

Gina McLean has this to say....
Amazingly beautiful craftsmanship! Fast shipping! Perfect for favorite hook by far. I have tried grips, foam attachments before and nothing stopped the aching....this hook causes no pain or discomfort and I can crochet for hours!!! LOVE IT!!! THANK YOU FOR AN AMAZING PRODUCT! Now I can crochet without pain!!
Can't wait to order another one...just need to decide which size next :)

joyfulnoise1 has this to say....
Super fast shipping as before. This is my second wooden crochet hook. It's hard to describe how wonderful these hooks really are-so comfortable in the hand, glide through the yarn, no splits in the yarn, and I could crochet comfortably for hours if I had the time! I started a baby afghan with this hook, and it has been a great joy to see the beauty of this hook and to experience the ease of use with my injured thumb. I look forward to eventually purchasing a hook in every size that is available-thanks for creating such wonderful crochet hooks!

Kelley Macek has this to say....
Love this beautiful hand made hook! I love it as much as my other two Nelsonwood hooks. Check out my other reviews. This hook is just as awesome.
and she also said.....
Another hit from Nelsonwood! This hook is perfection. It glides through the fuzziest of fibers like a hot knife through butter. The head is perfectly in line with the shaft, making my stitches sweetly even. I find myself selecting projects that will allow me to use any one of my three Nelsonwood hooks. I highly recommend these over any other I use.

B. Cowell has this to say....
What beautiful craftsmanship in the 4 crochet hoods. hooks are nice and smooth. the grains and style of the handles are lovely. these will be used to create w/ my yarns and help with hand fatigue...Thanks again for such beautiful hooks.......

amyfishgirl has this to say....
Beautiful! It glides smoothly through the yarn! I'm never going back to metal or plastic hooks again! Excellent customer service! Highly recommended!

jodyskoviak has this to say....
Very fast shipping. The wood used for this crochet hook is so beautiful and the hook is so comfortable to use. This is the 3rd hook that I have purchased.

Deborah MORSE has this to say....
As with my other hook from Bryan, this is a stunner. Beautiful to look at and lovely to use. He ships quickly too.

cathenkayak has this to say....
This crochet is absolutely awesome, and exactly what I was looking for!

robin erdman has this to say....
A beautiful hook at a great price! Swift service. I love the feel of the hook in my hand.

CATALINA ARABIA has this to say....
Excellent. Absolutely beautiful, a work of art. I am so very happy I got it. Bryan is very sweet and listened to my request. My hands are very - very- grateful to him.

Nicole Hazzard has this to say....
Beautiful hook and fast shipping! Thank you so much. The hook is a joy to work with and look at.

harpy57 has this to say....
Superb workmanship and artistry. The turning is excellent and creating the hook, also hard for me to keep the right size, is masterfully done. A great finish and buy these because they are art that fulfills a function.

Many more in my review section of the shop!

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