Birds bring such brilliance to my yard throughout the year, and this Cardinal 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 1-1/2″ in diameter. 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.