This Summer Birches hand-illustrated pendant started my journey to this new line of colored pencil on copper jewelry.
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 bright grove of birch trees—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 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.