These geometric wooden pendant necklaces were inspired by a similar necklace I spotted someone wearing in a random photograph on-line awhile back. I thought the necklace was just so unique and interesting and wanted one just like it. The inspiration necklace had a large half circle pendant that appeared to be made of metal and then had swaths of enamel applied. I did the needle in a haystack thing and obsessively looked for similar pieces on Etsy but didn’t have any luck. Not really armed with the tools or knowledge of how to cut and drill metal or do enameling so I instead used some wooden circles that I already had on hand. I left a couple complete circles and sawed the tops of the rest. I masked them off with tape and used acrylic paints that I had on hand to paint the color. I finished off the pendants with a matte varnish to protect the paint and deepen the unpainted woodgrain and then played with glass and silver beads to string them and make the pieces. I don’t have a clear memory of the inspiration necklace anymore but I enjoyed letting that distant memory inspire me come up with these.
I’m not ready to pick a favorite yet. If you’re interesting in purchasing one of these necklaces or something similar, let me know. I have to take a few more pictures and then I will list them in my Etsy shop (link above).