cymbal of love pendant

by Wesla Bay Weller $75.00
Handmade
Recycled
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Symbolic Love

UncommonGoods proudly presents the winner of the first Uncommon Jewelry Challenge. Chosen from over 225 entries, designer Wesla Bay Weller's piece hit a high note with our community for taking an upbeat approach to recycling. Possessing a desire to work with recycled materials, Wesla struck upon the idea of using discarded and broken drum cymbals and guitar strings to create a one-of-a-kind pendant with heart.

To Wesla, musical instruments have more than one story to tell the world: Craftspeople shaped the instruments; musicians dreamed with them; and listeners cherished those dreams. The Cymbal of Love Pendant serves as a personal talisman for the musician, the music-lover or any style-savvy person with an eye for the extraordinary. These used and discarded materials, now reclaimed and reimagined, can still help us share the music we feel in our hearts.

The heart is made from repurposed broken cymbals made of a bronze alloy of copper and tin. The circle is made of a wound recycled guitar string made out of a combination of nickel and steel. The chain is made of antique-silver finish rhodium-plated brass. Each piece will differ to some small degree due to using found, recycled materials and the handmade process. Handcrafted in California.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Community Voted
Item ID
22009
Made from
silver, nickel, bronze, rhodium plated brass, guitar string, steel
Measurements
Chain: 24" L, Love Pendant 1.25" dia.
Notes
The cymbal and guitar string are sealed with a coat of Renaissance Wax, which protects the metals from moisture and oxygen, to help prevent tarnish. Polish gently with a soft cloth. Keep away from excessive moisture. Some darkening of color of cymbal and brass wire will occur naturally over time.
  • the maker
Wesla Bay Weller

Wesla Bay Weller

Captivated by the process of creating jewelry, Wesla Bay Weller came to jewelry design after she took a metalsmithing class for fun. A graphic designer and illustrator by trade, Wesla studied illustration at Parsons School of Design and earned a BFA in graphic design at Cooper Union in New York.

Wanting to work with recycled materials, she hit upon the idea of using discarded and broken parts from musical instruments. The Upbeat Jewellery collection combines recycled and repurposed musical instrument materials with Wesla's love for music, narrative and craftsmanship to make playful, wearable art. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her partner.Wanting to work with recycled materials, she hit upon the idea of using discarded and broken parts from musical instruments. The Upbeat Jewellery collection combines recycled and repurposed musical instrument materials with Wesla's love for music, narrative and craftsmanship to make playful, wearable art. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her partner. collection

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