Goldie is a Golden Retriever hand-illustrated pendant.
Golden Retrievers are the friendliest dogs. Their sweet nature and happy, waggy tail always make you smile and want to stop and give those dogs a bit of love. Goldie is no exception!
Goldie is a one-of-a-kind colored pencil portrait on pure copper, mounted on printed circuit board. 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, Goldie’s happy face—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.