This is a leaf I made from araucaria tree. At work we took two araucaria trees down and I noticed they had pretty interesting patterns inside and a good piney smell I like. I asked for permission to take one stump with me and was allowed to do so. From this stump this leaf was made :)
This leaf pendant is:
-5cm/ 1.97 inches tall from the pedicle to the tip -2.2cm/ 0.87 inches wide -waxed, waterproof and to some extent the wax is preventing scratches -uncolored. Patterns you see are all natural -sandpapered to smooth perfection and to bring attention to the patterns -handmade of course -comes with the green crocheted yarn it's attached to on the picture
The wax I'm using is NOT 100% natural but is the best I could find so far. Mainly herbal oils/waxes with some exipients. It's suitable for babies toys so I think you'll be fine too. If you like what I make and want something totally natural then you'll have to write me. Otherwise I try to make my creation as durable as possible and this wax seems to fit.
Araucaria is an evergreen tree found in Australia and South-America. My pendant is made from a tree grown in Estonia so it still has a northern soul in it.