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Cameo by RUX

Cameo by RUX
Made in the USA

Maker Story

A Customized Keepsake

Russell Greenberg really puts the heir in heirloom.

The graceful contours of his custom-made wooden baby rattles aren’t based on random curves. They match the profiles of special people, such as a child’s parents, grandparents or siblings. Profile photos of the loved ones serve as a guide, and Russell shapes the ends of the rattles into their likenesses. Each maple rattle is hand-turned on a lathe and finished by hand in his Long Island City, N.Y., workshop.

There are computer-aided machines that could carve a person's profile into a wood form, but for Russell, the joy comes from crafting each piece by hand. He started creating profile-inspired objects after designing his own wedding ring, and he came up with the idea for a rattle after the birth of his son, Kingston.Russell’s baby rattles are incredibly personal, sentimental and meaningful. It’s a gift that parents will treasure… and babies will enjoy gnawing on until they’re old enough to appreciate the beauty of the timeless keepsake.

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Discovered 10/24/2012

Unfortunately, products from this maker are no longer available on our site.

Unfortunately, products from this maker are no longer available on our site.

Maker Story

A Customized Keepsake

Russell Greenberg really puts the heir in heirloom.

The graceful contours of his custom-made wooden baby rattles aren’t based on random curves. They match the profiles of special people, such as a child’s parents, grandparents or siblings. Profile photos of the loved ones serve as a guide, and Russell shapes the ends of the rattles into their likenesses. Each maple rattle is hand-turned on a lathe and finished by hand in his Long Island City, N.Y., workshop.

There are computer-aided machines that could carve a person's profile into a wood form, but for Russell, the joy comes from crafting each piece by hand. He started creating profile-inspired objects after designing his own wedding ring, and he came up with the idea for a rattle after the birth of his son, Kingston.Russell’s baby rattles are incredibly personal, sentimental and meaningful. It’s a gift that parents will treasure… and babies will enjoy gnawing on until they’re old enough to appreciate the beauty of the timeless keepsake.