Dachshund Hand-Illustrated Pendant – “The Schnoz”

About This Project

The Schnoz is a Dachshund hand-illustrated pendant that depicts a sleeping Black & Tan dog.


How many times have you taken this photo? Your cute little pup is laying on its back, snoring away. And you get a close-up of its cute little nose! I have captured that moment in colored pencil, hand-illustrated 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—in this case, a sweet, sleepy little Black/Tan/Brown Dachshund—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.


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


1-1/2" Square

Dogs, Illustrated Pendants
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