This could be a beautiful exchange between two individuals or a group of people. When choosing to gift another, please remember to do so from your HEART with LOVE. This makes a world of difference, vs feeling obligated.
My uncle is a very gifted woodworker and I decided to ask him (and only if he wished to and had time), if he could create a necklace for me before traveling to New Zealand in October for my wedding ceremony. Without hesitation, he said, yes. He asked what was the style and size I was interested in. I told him, nothing fancy, shared simple design ideas and provided measurements. I also made sure to emphasize, as you create it, please do so with lots of love.
In about three weeks, he mailed me the pendant you see in the photo. He hand crafted the pendant out of padauk wood. My uncle shared, this type of wood was used by kings because of its beauty. The wood is normally an orange color, but as it is exposed to the sunlight it turns a deep rich color.