Cymbal of Love Pendant

Discarded and broken parts from musical instruments create a one-of-a-kind pendant with heart.
created by

Wesla Bay Weller

$75.00

Wesla Bay Weller created by

Wesla Bay Weller

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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.

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Wesla Bay Weller

created by

Wesla Bay Weller

location

California

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.

Handmade Recycled Made in the USA
Made from
silver, nickel, bronze, rhodium plated brass, guitar string, steel
Measurements
Chain: 24" L, Love Pendant 1.25" dia.
Care
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.
Item ID
22009

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Cymbal of Love Pendant
 
4.6

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (28)
  • Good quality (21)
  • Good length (12)
  • Meaningful (12)
  • Stylish (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (24)
  • Dress up or down (6)
  • Going out (6)
  • Dates / night out (4)
  • Office (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Comfort-oriented (9), Practical (7), Stylish (7), Classic style (6), Career (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (33), No (3)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Wife (5), Other (3), Self (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Anniversary (3), Birthday (3), Valentine’s day (3)

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5.0

she loved it!

By 

from california

Verified Buyer

Comments about Cymbal of Love Pendant:

Birthday for a girlfriend, she loved it!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Other
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Birthday

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5.0

Great Gift!

By 

from Tupelo, MS

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Beautiful
  • Good Length
  • Good Quality
  • Stylish
  • Unique
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Tangled Chain

Best Uses

  • Everyday
  • Formal Occasions
  • Night Out

Comments about Cymbal of Love Pendant:

The necklace is gorgeous and my girlfriend loves it! She wears it everyday! She loved that it is made from recycled instruments and thinks it is so unique and beautiful. Can be formal or everyday.

Service and delivery comments:

The necklace arrived in good time, but when I opened the box to inspect the necklace, I found that the chain was all tangled in many knots. It took me about 15 minutes to untangle the chain. It needs to be shipped in a better package where the chain is stationary and not free to move around.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes, Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Other
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Valentine’s Day

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4.0

Thrilled with my purchase

By 

from Lancaster, PA

About Me Career

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Beautiful
  • Good Length
  • Good Quality
  • Stylish
  • Unique
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Night Out
    • Travel

    Comments about Cymbal of Love Pendant:

    My life loved it. So unique and artsy.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes, Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Wife
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Valentine’s Day

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    5.0

    great gift for the hard to shop for

    By 

    from Rockford Illinois

    About Me Comfort-Oriented

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Great Gift For A Musician
    • Great Gift For Musicians
    • Stylish
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Can't Find Any Negatives

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Night Out

    Comments about Cymbal of Love Pendant:

    This is a very unique gift .I purchased this for my girlfriend for her birthday along with the guitar string bracelet. She loves them both.little did she know I would ask her to marry me that night, she said yes.Thank you uncommon goods for making her day special. Sincerely Erik in Illinois.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes, Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

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    4.0

    Excellent purchase for my wife

    By 

    from Pelham, AL

    About Me Classic

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Beautiful
    • Good Quality
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday

      Comments about Cymbal of Love Pendant:

      My wife and I had our 11th anniversay last weekend and she loved it. She has always been into music and I knew right of the bat this was for her!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Wife
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Anniversary

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      5.0

      Awesome piece of wearable art

      By 

      from North Texas

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

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Beautiful
      • Good Quality
      • Stylish
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday
        • Night Out
        • Office

        Comments about Cymbal of Love Pendant:

        Great product for any music lover

        Service and delivery comments:

        Speedy shipping

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes, Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Mother
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Mother’s Day

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        5.0

        Too Cool !!!

        By 

        from Daytona Beach, Florida

        About Me Father Of 18 Yo Girl

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Beautiful
        • Made For The Music Lover
        • Unique

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • All of the above
        • Everyday

        Comments about Cymbal of Love Pendant:

        My daughter simply loved it!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes, Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Child
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Birthday

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        5.0

        Cymbal of Love Pendant

        By 

        from St Paul, MN

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Beautiful
        • Good Length
        • Good Quality
        • Stylish
        • Unique
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Everyday

          Comments about Cymbal of Love Pendant:

          She wears this almost every day. As a long-time drummer who took up the guitar a year ago, this pendant is especially meaningful to her---and to me, after watching her grow as a musician and a person for over 30 years.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Wife
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Anniversary

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          5.0

          She loved it!!!

          By 

          from Harrison, AR

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Beautiful
          • Good Length
          • Stylish
          • Unique

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about Cymbal of Love Pendant:

            This necklace is an awesome piece to have. My wife and I were in the high school band together for many years and finally started dating senior year. Here it is 13 years later and we still are crazy for each other. Since the traditional gift for 7 years of marriage is copper, and I could not think of many copper ideas that were good, I saw this and though "Cymbals are made of brass, and there is copper in brass." She loves it. I did good this year thanks to you. Now to prepare for year 8.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Wife
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Anniversary

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            4.0

            Happy Valentine's Day

            By 

            from Effingham, IL

            About Me Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Length
            • Good Quality
            • Stylish

            Cons

            • Too Expensive

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about Cymbal of Love Pendant:

            Wife loved it so I guess that's worth the money but I thought the price and shipping were too high. The unique nature of this piece is worth a premium price for a gift on a special occasion but not as a casual purchase.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Wife
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Valentine’s Day

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