Julie Kinney's Wooden Chains
That entire length of chain, my friends, was hand-carved from a single piece of cedar. Each interlocking link was originally solid wood, and the links remain intact throughout the carving process. That's simply amazing. When I asked her how long it took to carve it, she simply replied, "Hours." She further explained that you don't really measure time when working on something like this.
Below is Julie Kinney's current project. The picture doesn't do it justice, but it helps to show the original state of her chains before being carved. The section that is completed includes spiraling pillars encasing a perfect sphere. The details are incredible.