Colored Pencil Teardrop Necklace

created by

Jennifer Maestre

$60.00 $ 29.99

created by

Jennifer Maestre

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Drop Your Pencils!

Draw attention to any outfit with the patterned pops of colored pencil slices on this handmade pendant. Originally crafted by artist Jennifer Maestre as a take-home token from her sculpture exhibitions, its glossy resin and unique design make it a conversation starter. Handmade in Massachusetts.

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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.

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
resin, pencil, sterling silver chain
Measurements
18" L chain, pendant: 2" L
Item ID
19500

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Please note, this item is discontinued. When it sells out, it will no longer be available.

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Colored Pencil Teardrop Necklace
 
4.5

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5.0

Lovely

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from Keller, TX

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  • Unique

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      Comments about Colored Pencil Teardrop Necklace:

      The necklace is exactly what I expected from the photo and description.

       
      5.0

      Wonderful Design [...]

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      from tampa, FL

      About Me Modern

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      Pros

      • Good Length
      • Good Quality
      • Pretty
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dress Up or Down
        • Everyday

        Comments about Colored Pencil Teardrop Necklace:

        Got this for my 14 year old sister, she loves it. The chain is high quality, no fear of it breaking, but it is not too heavy. The craftsmanship is wonderful, a great idea. Thanks!

         
        4.0

        Colored Pencil Necklace

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        from Prescott, WI

        About Me Comfort-Oriented

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        Pros

        • Pretty
        • Unique

        Cons

        • Too Short

        Best Uses

        • Dress Up or Down

        Comments about Colored Pencil Teardrop Necklace:

        A little bigger then I had anticipated. Really cool and unique.

         
        4.0

        bigger than it looks

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        from WB, WI

        About Me College student, Comfort-Oriented, Modern

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        Pros

        • Good Length
        • Good Quality
        • Makes a bold statement
        • Meaningful
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about Colored Pencil Teardrop Necklace:

          Great conversation starter

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