BEAUTIFUL AND UNIQUE HAND CRAFTED CANES, FESTIVAL STAFFS, TRAVELING STAFFS, SQUIRE STAFFS, HAND PAINTED CANVASSES, CUSTOM GIFTS AND ACCESSORIES
INTRODUCING CANVAS WERKS!
WELCOME TO THE MAGICAL WORLD OF DAVID HALE MASTER ARTISAN OF THE WORLDS MOST UNIQUE AND UNUSUAL STAFFS.
The lore of the magical staff is worldwide and varies from culture to culture. From history as far back as we can trace it, to present day, the magical staffs and their legends have survived. All of us have been mesmerized by the staffs of the ancients such as Moses, Merlin and other well known historical figures. Now, this magic and artistry is brought to life in the beautiful staffs designed, hand crafted and embellished by the Master himself, David Hale. Please enjoy your visit to his magical world as you step into another realm of wonderful creations.
David is pleased to present to this audience new, unique, and innovative ways of making and using staffs. His new techniques and ideas are etching out a whole, yet to be seen, concept in the making of staffs and how they are used and presented, from the very useful Walking Staffs to introducing his new Traveling Staffs, Squire Staffs, and Festival Staffs.
These beautiful staffs are not only useful but very collectible as well, you will want to own them not only to enjoy but as one of a kind pieces of art. David's works are on the cutting edge of a whole new concept in staff making.
o Traveling Staffs are a smaller version of the beautiful Festivals Staffs but designed to be somewhat more portable.
o Squire Staffs - Do you have a youngster who admires your staff or staff collection?
This new concept in staff making is designed with the young squire in mind. Just like the adult's counterpart,
the Squire Staff will delight the younger set who have admired yours for so long. :) Decorated in fanciful
themes, they are a must have for any serious squire.
o Festival Staffs are the full size staffs that historically have been so popular.
David's signature artistry is apparent everywhere on his staffs from beautiful hand carving and painting, embedded jewels and stones, to magical secret compartments, and lighted finials. He is the first to offer the beautiful lighted finials, no one else is completing a staff in such a wonderful way. Be sure you are one of the first to show yours off. :)
A HAPPY CUSTOMER sent the picture below featuring a collection of David's beautiful staffs put together as a display. The display is the focal point and topic of conversation by all those who enter.
Adding to his already long list of beautiful artistry, we are pleased to announce David's newest line of craftmanship, the walking cane.
Over time there have been many requests for custom designed walking canes. Some of you require a special kind of walking stick such as a cane that is especially made for your needs but is also custom designed for you to enjoy with your favorite hand carved theme. David will custom design your cane to your specs or your own design. The skys the limit, if you use a cane, why not let David make it to be as special as you are! :)
The canes shown below are examples of his special order canes which are now in the possession of the proud owners. :)
A special and unusual request from another of David's valued clients as a reminder of a past event with a favorite saying engraved and spiraling down the cane.
Be sure to visit the other pages of this website to see more original works of art for sale from David's studio.
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What's being said? .......
Pegaso Gallery Design, Los Angeles, CA., "The staffs are exceptional and one of a kind - true individual works of art."
From Phillis, Denver, CO...."I can only use superlatives when speaking of my experience with David Hale. Not only is he extremely creative, he also proved a keen listener with remarkable patience. I highly recommend him as a talented craftman.
From Page, Redding, CA...."10 out of 10 for anyone looking to bring a staff vision to light. Great communication throughout the whole process including detailed explainations of each step. Clearly a Master at Werk".
From Pamela in Conneticut....."I love the trees and the sky and the torch and how you combined music into a heart with the treble and bass cleff. I can't thank you enough for how you do your work. Taking time to work with each person and sending sketches."
MORE BEAUTIFUL WERKS!
A TRIBUTE TO OUR MILITARY NOW AND THEN
David's love of history and respect for our Military personnel has led him to offer his beautiful artistry on an individual basis. Send him your favorite military image and he will render it on wood similar to the art pieces shown below as a fabulous keepsake or gift. What a meaningful gift this would be for a family member, friend or loved one.
Please see the Military Werks section in the menu above.
The staffs featured below all have homes. To purchase one of David's beautiful works of art please see the other pages on this website which offer staffs for sale or contact him to discuss your very own custom piece.
'TRAVELING STAFF OF THE FOREST EDGE'
The beautiful and versatile traveling staff featured below is a custom order for a very special customer. :) Her favorite color is purple and shades thereof which set the backdrop for beautiful crystal constellations that are set into the graduating spectrum of the sky as she likes the stars and the stories they tell us. The feature carving is the detailed forest depicting various tree species swaying gently above a lush carpet of grasses with happy flowers peeking through. Turquoise is a favorite gem for this specal gal so David has inlaid a beautiful Turquoise gem into the very top of the staff for a crowning touch. Absolutely fabulous!!
"STAFF OF THE AZURE DRAKE"
The proud owner of the beautiful, custom made staff featured below is Phil Snow from Northern Georgia. Phil's staff is approximately 72" tall and made of poplar wood. True to David's unique style and attention to detail, there are 174 individually carved scales, brush painted in stunning metallic enamels beneath the fabulous dragon which is the feature point of the staff. Adorning the staff are genuine gems of green beryl, opal, turquoise, garnet and sodalite. Winding down the staff length is a hand carved, parchment scroll with Latin text, when translated reads "If you can't take the heat, don't tickle the dragon". :) Elegant blue suede serves as a handsome grip and is adorned with braid and beadings. Each of David's masterpieces wears a crown! This crown is a beautiful inset, faceted, emerald crystal. When turned slightly, the crown displays a glowing light to help Phil find his way in the darkness. The entire carved portion of the staff has several layers of Verathane to protect this fabulous piece for years to come.
Pairing up with the staff is the magnificent tankard. Phil is going to have a great time enjoying his favorite beverage while showing off his newest acquisition. David has custom carved the tankard to
match the staff. The tankard wears beautiful gems as well! The handle is hand carved baring Phil's name, with Viking runes spelling Phil on the opposite side. He is certainly going to be the center of attention wherever he takes David's beautiful artistry.
Everyone is going to want a custom, matching staff and tankard set done in their favorite theme, email David today! dmhalehaven.com
"THE STAFF OF THE MAYAN BEGINNING"
Down through history, the Mayan culture has held a magical aura in its wonderful artwork and glyphs. The art tells meaningful stories and events that have occurred during the Mayan existence on earth. David has incorporated this beautiful artwork in the awesome staff shown below. The Mayan glyphs representing the "beginning of time" have been lovingly hand carved, crafted and painted just above the genuine leather grip. Beneath the grip is the Mayan calendar represented by more fabulous glyphs. The entire staff sparkles with metallics and interesting semi precious gems. Golden cording and beads enhance the grip area. This masterpiece is topped off with a golden crown containing a crystal, that, when turned, lights the way of its owner. Absolutely fabulous!!!!
Featured below is the beautiful staff entitled "Staff of the Egyptian Garden." David's inspiration for this staff comes from the ancient Egyptian culture. In the pictures you will notice a cartouche with the name of the recipient engraved in it along with numerous Egyptian symbols and semi-precious stones that are embedded into the staff itself. The grip is a lush blue suede and adorned with braided cord and bead embellishments. The lower part of the staff is the actual garden ingraved with a playful representation of garden life complete with grasses and insects. Topping off this masterpiece is a lovely crown so appropriate for the beautiful work below.
David's imagination and attention to detail is apparent and represented in the beautiful and magical staff below which was custom made for a client. It is "The Staff of the Nordic Vine." Magically, the staff 's crystal ball will illuminate lighting the pathway for its carrier. A secret chamber is also hidden within the magic staff where a measure of treasure can be concealed from unwanted viewing. Nordic runes spell out the owner's name. The hand grip of suede is intricately laced and fastened. Detailed vines which are hand carved and painted adorn the base of the staff.
David's artistry is some of the finest in the World. Please view the gallery page to see more of his work.
David is offering custom made staffs which you may choose from any of the categories listed on the "Festival Staff" page. Each is a one of a kind masterpiece, made for you in the category of your preference. There is a lead time involved with the custom work.
ABOUT THE STAFFS :
Each staff is a one of a kind piece of artistry and signed by David Hale.
Each staff has its own original name and comes with a certificate of authenticity explaining the heraldry associated with the staff itself.
Each staff has a protective brass band at the base with the name of the staff and the production number.
Each piece is signed by the artist.
The piece can be displayed in any way deemed pleasing to its owner:
Use it as a one of a kind original art piece in your home or office.
Mount it on a wall as a beautiful conversation piece.
Display it, along with others, in a unique collection and feature art.
Show it off as an additional costume piece.
Give it as a wonderful gift to a loved one or friend.
We guarantee compliments and envy over your newly acquired one of a kind staff. :)
Please contact us anytime! We look forward to hearing from you, email us anytime at email@example.com
Please feel free to ask questions or inquire about purchasing one or more of David's staffs.