Mixed Media Purple Bicycle Gear Necklace / Bicycle Jewelry, Steampunk Jewelry, Bicycle Necklace, Mountain Bike Jewelry, Bicycle Gift, Gears
This one-of-a-kind, hand painted mixed media pendant necklace features fun bicycle gear charms on a baroque-style embossed background.
These pieces may look like old, weathered metal with a fine, colorful patina…but it’s not metal. It’s PAPER. Yes, you read correctly…PAPER! I use a unique, multi-step process which yields one-of-a-kind wearable art pieces that look more like metal than paper.
You may be asking, “But how durable is it? Will I get more than just a handful of wears?” YES! I coat each piece with a protective glaze that makes it incredibly resilient. No, you can’t swim, shower, or take a hot yoga class in it, but a little moisture from getting caught in light rain or a little bit of sweat won’t hurt it.
Each piece starts as a small piece of cardstock paper. I emboss each sheet and then paint them using a highly-blendable metallic paint. I cut out the small shapes I want to use for my jewelry and then I carefully adhere each piece onto 2mm high-density craft foam for stability. The final step is coating each piece with a protective glaze before I begin to assemble it into its final jewelry form.
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-Since I hand paint each necklace, each one is unique and one-of-a-kind.
-Necklace length is 23". The cord is made of purple waxed cotton. There is no clasp on this necklace; just gently slip it over your head. I can substitute for a chain at a small additional cost. Please specify what length you'd like when you check out.
-The colors on the bicycle gear pendant are beautiful shades of metallic purple, silver, and hints of bronze.
-The pendant measures about 2" tall and 1.25" wide.
-Pendant is accented by 3 metal bicycle gear charms: two bronze tone and one silver tone
-VERY lightweight! Ideal for people who don’t like heavy jewelry.
-Each piece comes ready-to-gift in one of my handmade jewelry envelopes (shown in images)