Corgi Hand-Illustrated Pendant – “Happy”

About This Project

While Dachshunds are my favorite dog (I’ve had two), Corgis—with their stubby little legs and long bodies (notice a theme here?)—are a close second. They are the inspiration of this Corgi Hand-Illustrated pendant.


Happy the Corgi is indeed that—happy! Corgis always seem to have a smile on their little faces…thus the name, Happy! This one-of-a-kind, hand-illustrated portrait is bright and sweet…a testament to your love of the breed!


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 1-¼” square, and the final piece is approximately 1-½” square. The pendant is on a 18″ coated steel wire choker cable with a magnetic clasp. It’s easy to put on and wear.


1-1/2" Square

Dogs, Illustrated Pendants
circuit board, colored pencil on copper, copper, Corgi, dog, hand-illustrated, illustration, recycled, upcycled