Blue Jay Hand-Illustrated Pendant


1-1/2" Square

Illustrated Pendants
bird, Blue Jay, circuit board, colored pencil on copper, copper, hand-illustrated, illustration, upcycled
About This Project

Birds bring such brilliance to my yard throughout the year, and this Blue Jay hand-illustrated pendant celebrates this lovely feathered friend. It is drawn using colored pencil on copper and sealed with a satin finish.


I use a special, multi-step process to prep the copper surface to accept the colored pencil illustration. I hand-draw the decorative elements with rich layers of artist-grade pencils. I then seal the image with several coats of a satin acrylic finish.


The focal image is then mounted using rivets to an up-cycled circuit board. The use of the recycled circuit board material has been an ongoing theme for me—I am from Silicon Valley, and I meld my art with my background / roots in the hi-tech marketplace.


The focal image is approximately 1-3/16″ square. The pendant is on a 18″ coated steel wire choker cable with a magnetic clasp. It’s easy to put on and wear.


Note that while this has been sealed, you need to use care to ensure that the image doesn’t get scratched.