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star cymbal pendant

by Wesla Bay Weller $75.00
Handmade
Recycled

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Rock Star

Wesla Bay Weller takes an upbeat approach to recycling by using discarded and broken drum cymbals and guitar strings to create a pendant that makes your love of music shine.

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 stunner or as a harmonious set, Wesla's striking pieces serve as personal talismans for the musician, the music-lover or any stylish stargazer with an eye for the extraordinary.

The star is made from a repurposed broken cymbal, made of a bronze alloy of copper and tin. The circular surround is made of wound recycled guitar strings 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
21724
Made from
silver, nickel, bronze, rhodium plated brass, guitar string, steel
Measurements
Hoop: 1.25" dia. Star Charm: .75" L x .75" W 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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STAR CYMBAL PENDANT
 
5.0

(based on 3 reviews)

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  • Good quality (3)
  • Meaningful (3)
  • Unique (3)

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5.0

It was everything I had hoped for.

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from Washington State

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Pros

  • Good Quality
  • Meaningful
  • Unique

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dress Up or Down
    • Everyday

    Comments about STAR CYMBAL PENDANT:

    The gift recipient loved the necklace. She loves music so it has a special meaning for her. The quality was great. I was impressed that it was made in the USA and used unique musical materials.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Prompt delivery and well packaged for arrival in great condition.

    • 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

    Perfect Gift for a Musician!

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    from Metro NY

    About Me Modern

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    Pros

    • Good Quality
    • Meaningful
    • Unique

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Dress Up or Down

      Comments about STAR CYMBAL PENDANT:

      Presented this to my sister who is a professional folk singer. When she read how the piece was made, she teared up realizing how appropriate it was for someone in the music business. Great quality and craftsmanship. The perfect gift for anyone, but especially for those who appreciate its musical roots.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes, 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

      Very Nice

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      from Pittsburgh, PA

      About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

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      Pros

      • Good Length
      • Good Quality
      • Great For Music Lovers
      • Meaningful
      • Unique

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dress Up or Down
        • Everyday
        • Going Out
        • Office

        Comments about STAR CYMBAL PENDANT:

        Made from recycled materials and is unique.

        • 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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