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cymbal of peace pendant

by Wesla Bay Weller
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

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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CYMBAL OF PEACE PENDANT
 
4.4

(based on 7 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Unique (6)
  • Good quality (4)
  • Meaningful (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (4)
  • Dress up or down (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (9)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (5)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday (3), Christmas or hanukkah (3)

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5.0

Perfect gift!

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from Charlotte, NC

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  • Good Quality
  • Meaningful
  • Unique

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      Comments about CYMBAL OF PEACE PENDANT:

      This was a gift for a friend and she was thrilled with it. The workmanship was very good.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, Yes
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      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

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      4.0

      Cymbal of Peace Pendant Rocks

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      from Illinois

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      Pros

      • Elegant

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about CYMBAL OF PEACE PENDANT:

          Way cool item; especially love the guitar string as a special touch (I'm a guitarist); wife loved it. Would've given 5 stars if not as expensive as it was.

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

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          4.0

          Perfect Gift

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          from Thousand Oaks, CA

          About Me Classic

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          Pros

          • Good Length
          • Good Quality
          • Meaningful
          • Unique
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Dress Up or Down
            • Everyday
            • Going Out

            Comments about CYMBAL OF PEACE PENDANT:

            Very well made and I love that it has gold and silver which can be used with anything and for every occasion

            • 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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            4.0

            Perfect Gift

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            from Iowa

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            Pros

            • Good Quality
            • Meaningful
            • Pretty
            • Unique

            Cons

            • Too Long

            Best Uses

            • Dress Up or Down
            • Everyday

            Comments about CYMBAL OF PEACE PENDANT:

            Beautiful necklace! Perfect gift for peace loving musician. Quality is very good and it arrived quickly.

            • 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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            4.0

            Great gift.

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            from DC

            About Me Modern

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            Pros

            • Unique

            Cons

            • Bigger than expected

            Best Uses

            • Dress Up or Down

            Comments about CYMBAL OF PEACE PENDANT:

            Beautiful and meaningful gift for a long time friend - ended up being larger than I expected which makes it more appropriate for casual dress-up than the more formal gift I expected.

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

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            5.0

            Great use of recycled materials

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            from Northern Virginia

            About Me Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Unique

            Cons

            • No problems

            Best Uses

            • Everyday

            Comments about CYMBAL OF PEACE PENDANT:

            recipient LOVED it!

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

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Beautiful!

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            from Danville, CA

            About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical, Stylish

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday
              • Going Out
              • Office

              Comments about CYMBAL OF PEACE PENDANT:

              Even more beautiful than pictured! Given the story behind it (recycled materials, local independent artist), I'd have forgiven some flaws - but there were none. I was so proud to give this is a gift, and I would absolutely do so again.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Quickly shipped, lovingly packaged, excellent service!

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