Colored Pencil Pins

created by

Jennifer Maestre

$38.00 $ 19.99

created by

Jennifer Maestre

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Pencil Me In

Doodle circles and hearts on any jacket with this colored-pencil pin. Handmade from vibrant pencil slices set in high-gloss resin by artist Jennifer Maestre, each pendant serves as a small-scale token of Maestre's textural, pencil sculptures. Handmade in Massachusetts.

Sold individually. Each is one-of-a-kind and will vary.

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South African-born artist Jennifer Maestre debuted on the art scene with her sea urchin-inspired sculptures made from colored pencils. Striking and textural with sharpened points to mimic an urchin's spines, Maestre began developing her own method for crafting creatures by cutting hundreds of pencils into 1-inch sections, drilling holes into each, and sewing them together using a peyote stitch technique.

She tried her hand at jewelry, initially crafting pendants as take-home tokens from her sculpture exhibitions. As they grew in popularity, Maestre expanded her collection to include pendants, pins and other wearable pieces representative of her work with colored pencils.

Inspired by wildlife, Ernst Haeckel, Odilon Redon and mythology, Maestre began her foray into prickly sculpture in the last year of her B.F.A. at Massachusetts College of Art, graduating in 1997. She earned her B.A. in Fine Arts and Economics at Wellesley College in 1981.

Handmade Made in the USA
Made from
resin, pencil
2" L x 1.375" W
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Please note, this item is discontinued. When it sells out, it will no longer be available.

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Great Teaching Tool


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Comments about Colored Pencil Pins:

As an elementary art teacher, I love to wear pins and this one is perfect. It reminds students that even their everyday tools have a unique beauty.

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