I carved these over several years before I retired. Carving is a great way to relax after a stressful day in the office. The example on the right is the simplest form in that the twining of the stems is only indicated with highs and lows. I left the center example rough and unfinished – the balls in the cages are free and the square chain links move. The smaller spoon on the left is more complex in that the twining passes are completely separated and carved in three dimensions.