These beautiful cement patterned spheres and circular sand trays are a mesmerizing modern take on the traditional zen garden. Each sphere is hand-carved and hand-cast, giving it a rustic, handmade feel. The spheres are designed to create beautiful, intricate patterns when rolled in sand. The process of making these patterns calms the mind and serves as a form of meditation. These spheres come in a variety of intriguing patterns. Pictured in the first image, clockwise from left to right, are: weaves, convex circles, interlocking rings, horizontal lines, bees, alphabet, concave circles, and spirals. Choose your favorite design, or make a collection of patterns. These spheres will work their magic in any combination of sand and vessel, but we happen to think they look best when paired with these smooth wooden trays. The trays are available in 9 inch and 12 inch diameters, and are designed so that you can push your designs right up to the edge. We also sell bags of fine grain sand. You can purchase each of these components separately, or as packages. These make great gifts for teachers, artists, therapists or anyone who needs a little more serenity in his or her life. Each sphere and tray is handmade in Portland, Oregon, by Olander Earthworks.