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Sandblasted Manzanita Centerpiece Kit
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Manzanita & Natural Branch Buyer's Guide
Sandblasted Manzanita Centerpiece Kit makes two gorgeous centerpieces! Comes with two 18"-24" ivory-colored sandblasted manzanita branches, two mache containers, and two stems with beautiful, realistic cymbidium orchids with lovely red, orange and yellow flowers. Each flower is approximately 2.5" wide, on two stems. The white mache containers measure 6" tall, 6" opening, and 4" base. Hot glue gun and wire cutters required.
Each kit comes with:
Two 18"-24" sandblasted manzanita branches
Two long stems with 10 flowers total
Two white mache containers
Tip sheet included for easy assembly
Multiple kit orders may require additional shipping.
When purchasing natural branches such as Manzanita, Curly Willow and Birch, keep in mind that they are unlike other decorative branches used for floral design. Each one is an individual shape and sculpture, and may take on a variety of shapes and variations. Most professional centerpieces are created using several branches to achieve a full look, so always consider purchasing additional pieces or fillers. This needs to be a first consideration when purchasing your branches.
It's best to order your branches all at once.
If you place an order today, and another order in a week, you will nearly always see a difference in the product. This is because the harvest areas change every 2-4 days, resulting in changes in the harvested product. No two harvests are ever the same.
The following characteristics of manzanita branches are naturally occurring, and are a part of working with the material.
Characteristics of Sandblasted Manzanita:
Shape: shapes vary with each piece, harvest area, and time of year.
Branches: Sandblasting removes 20% to 30% of the smaller branches, all of the red bark, and a thin portion of the ivory colored wood underneath the bark. The branches are sparse as a result.
Size: sizes are approximate and vary with each piece, harvest area, and time of year.
Bark: the natural red bark is removed in the sandblasting process, leaving the ivory wood exposed. The ivory color may appear in different shades depending on the piece, harvest area, and time of year. Freshly sandblasted branches may have a bright honeydew shade, which is a remnant of the red bark, and dissipates to ivory usually within days. Brown or reddish grains and ribbons may or may not appear in each individual piece, depending on the particular characteristics of each piece.
Age: Manzanita branches last indefinitely. Cracks and splits will occur as the wood naturally cures, however this will not cause them to break in half, fall apart, etc.
Leaves: leaves are mechanically or manually removed, depending on the current season, harvest or time of year.
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