Barry Russo’s Cholla Cactus and Turquoise Pen

turquoise pen

Barry made this pen from the cholla cactus wood in the picture. A friend of his found it on a desert hike in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The cactus sheds its branches as part of its growth cycle. The inlay is crushed turquoise from a mine in Cerrillos, NM along what is known as the turquoise trail.

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