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colored pencil pendant

by Jennifer Maestre
Handmade
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Color Outside The Lines

Think outside the colored pencil box with artist Jennifer Maestre's glossy, sculptural pendant. Handmade from sliced pencils set in resin, Maestre originally designed this piece as a take-home token from her colored pencil sculpture exhibitions. Handmade in Massachusetts.

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Handmade
Item ID
19499
Made from
resin, pencil, sterling silver chain
Measurements
18" L chain, pendant: 1.5" L
  • the maker

Jennifer Maestre

South African-born artist Jennifer Maestre debuted on the art scene with her sea urchin-inspired sculptures made from colored pencils. Striking and textural with sharpened points to mimic an urchin's spines, Maestre began developing her own method for crafting creatures by cutting hundreds of pencils into 1-inch sections, drilling holes into each, and sewing them together using a peyote stitch technique.

She tried her hand at jewelry, initially crafting pendants as take-home tokens from her sculpture exhibitions. As they grew in popularity, Maestre expanded her collection to include pendants, pins and other wearable pieces representative of her work with colored pencils.

Inspired by wildlife, Ernst Haeckel, Odilon Redon and mythology, Maestre began her foray into prickly sculpture in the last year of her B.F.A. at Massachusetts College of Art, graduating in 1997. She earned her B.A. in Fine Arts and Economics at Wellesley College in 1981.

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Colored Pencil Pendant
 
4.6

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (18)
  • Good quality (15)
  • Good length (14)
  • Pretty (11)
  • Attractive (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (12)
  • Dress up or down (10)
  • Going out (9)
  • As A fashion accessory (6)
  • Office (5)
    • Length:
    • Feels too short

       

      Feels true to length

       

      100% 

      (5 reviews)

      Feels too long

       
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Comfort-oriented (10), Practical (8), Stylish (7), Modern (6), Career (5)

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5.0

My wife loved this pendant!

By 

from Jacksonville, FL

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Colored Pencil Pendant:

      I bought this as a surprise gift, no occasion, and it really hit the spot. It's very light-weight resin with enclosed colored pencils, and we've never seen anything similar.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      Comment on this review

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Not as nice in person

      By 

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Creative, Eclectic, Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Workmanship

        Best Uses

          Comments about Colored Pencil Pendant:

          I wanted this necklace for a long time and finally ordered it. I was seriously disappointed when it arrived. The resin that encapsulates the pieces of colored pencil, is filled with little specks of pencil dust. It's really irritating because I've tried to wipe it off, thinking the dust was on the outside but it's on the inside of the resin. It makes it look cloudy and cheap. This is going right back because it's just not worth the money.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Delivery was fine.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Great!!

          By 

          from Wellsboro, Pa

          About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Stylish

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Length
          • Unique
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Going Out

            Comments about Colored Pencil Pendant:

            I always get compliments when I wear my necklace.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            Great gift!

            By 

            from Castro Valley, CA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Length
            • Good Quality
            • Pretty
            • Unique

            Cons

            • Too Delicate

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about Colored Pencil Pendant:

            This was a gift for my daughter's kindergarten teacher that we adore. She really seemed to love the gift and the description about the artist that came with the neckalce. My only criticism is that the chain seemed a bit delicate and I'm a little concerned over time that it may kink.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Eye-catching!

            By 

            from CT

            About Me Practical, Stylish

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Pretty
            • Unique

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday

              Comments about Colored Pencil Pendant:

              I'm receiving lots of compliments when I wear this necklace! I am really enjoying wearing it. And it goes with everything! Thank you.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              Comment on this review

               
              4.0

              Unique Gift for Art Student

              By 

              from Davison, MI

              About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical, Stylish

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Length
              • Good Quality
              • Meaningful
              • Unique

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Dress Up or Down

                Comments about Colored Pencil Pendant:

                I bought this for my daughter who is an art major in college. I was concerned that it was a little large for the included necklace, but she loves it. She put it on and wore it all weekend.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                Comment on this review

                 
                4.0

                Perfect Gift for Colored Pencil Fan!

                By 

                from San Diego, CA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Length
                • Good Quality
                • Meaningful
                • Pretty
                • Unique

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Dress Up or Down
                  • Everyday
                  • Going Out
                  • Office

                  Comments about Colored Pencil Pendant:

                  Lovely gift for a colored pencil enthusiast!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Colorful Pendant!

                  By 

                  from Long Valley NJ

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Length
                  • Good Quality
                  • Meaningful
                  • Pretty
                  • Unique

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Dress Up or Down
                    • Everyday
                    • Going Out

                    Comments about Colored Pencil Pendant:

                    Perfect gift for the art teacher in my family!

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    Necklace exceeded expectations.

                    By 

                    from Reno, NV

                    About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Length
                    • Good Quality
                    • Unique
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Dress Up or Down
                      • Everyday
                      • Going Out
                      • Office

                      Comments about Colored Pencil Pendant:

                      Purchased as a gift for my artistic daughter. She loved it!!

                      Comment on this review

                       
                      5.0

                      Really Sharp

                      By 

                      from Oklahoma

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Colored Pencil Pendant:

                      This was as cool and different as it appeared on the site - truly clever and attractive at the same time. The hardware and chain quality is very good also. I choose it as a gift and it's the kind of thing I'm always able to find on this site. Well done.

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