King Charles Spaniel Hand-Illustrated Pendant – “Sammie”

About This Project

Sammie is a King Charles Spaniel hand-illustrated pendant.


King Charles Spaniels are special dogs. With a face that can be filled with joy or as forlorn as doggedly possible, these dogs run the gamut of emotions—and then some!


In the case of this lovely dog, the expression is pure joy! Sammie the King Charles Spaniel (boy or girl, I didn’t look!!) is a hand-illustrated portrait using colored pencil on pure copper, mounted on recycled / up-cycled circuit board.


I use a special, multi-step process to prep the copper surface to accept the colored pencil illustration. I hand-draw and color the decorative elements—in this case, pretty black / white / tan pup—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
circuit board, colored pencil on copper, copper, dog, hand-illustrated, illustration, King Charles Spaniel, upcycled