This Cardinal is hand-illustrated using colored pencil on copper and sealed with a satin finish. New Hampshire is filled with the sights and sounds of these wonderful creatures. 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 Loon and her chick swimming in a lake--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.