cymbal of peace pendant

by Wesla Bay Weller $75.00
Handmade
Recycled

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  • the story

Give Peace a Chain

Wesla Bay Weller takes an upbeat approach to recycling by using discarded and broken drum cymbals and guitar strings to create a pendant that evokes both peace and harmony.

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. Whether it's worn as a stand-alone declaration or as a harmonious set, Wesla's striking pieces serve as personal talismans for the musician, the music-lover or any passionate peace-keeper with an eye for the extraordinary.

The peace symbol is cut from repurposed broken cymbals, made of a bronze alloy of copper and tin. The circular surround 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 Los Angeles.

  • details
Handmade
Recycled
Item ID
21723
Made from
silver, nickel, bronze, rhodium plated brass, guitar string, steel
Measurements
Hoop: 1.25" dia. Peace Charm: .75" dia. Chain: 24" L
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 the cymbal and brass wire will occur naturally over time. Clasp is sterling silver, and can be cleaned with a silver polishing cloth, if it becomes tarnished. Do not use silver polishing cloth on the chain.
  • the maker

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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