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Paintings in Miniature for Personal Adornment

Photo of Nara Painting Garland of Whales

My partner, Jeff, and I have been collaborating on many fronts for years. We’re lucky because we have the advantage of appreciating each other’s work. I love Jeff’s work, and I know he loves mine. This has allowed us a very creative and expansive relationship. A day never goes by that we don’t talk about our projects and processes.

I spent several years painting exclusively on silk. Jeff framed thirty of those paintings in beautiful, exotic woods and handmade sterling silver hardware and ornamentation for each of them. He even set a few semiprecious gemstones in a few of them. He has also been instrumental in developing my website and online presence.

We have been planning on combining our skills to create a series of jewelry pieces for a long time, and this is our first venture into the “tiny world”. Jeff has spent a lot of time in the micro-world of jewelry. Me, not so much. It is demanding, painting so small. But I love the results, and I love another opportunity for us to combine our efforts. I hope you enjoy them, too.

Each of the paintings is an original watercolor. The paintings are sprayed with a thin fixative to protect and waterproof them. The "frames" or "settings" are cut from either Gaboon or Macassar ebony. Ornamentation is of solid sterling silver, and the "Wood" kanji is in red enamel. Each pendant is supplied with a 16" black rubber cord with a sterling clasp.

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Calla Lilies Scroll Pendant

The Calla Lilies pendant is a miniaturizaion of a calla lily painting in the Floral Portraits Series. You can see the original paintings in the Floral Portraits gallery.
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Calla Lilies Scroll Pendant   $275

Each of the Scroll Pendants is placed in a frame of the finest hardwoods and then adorned with sterling silver ornamentation and findings. The red Japanese kanji character’s meaning is “tree” or “wood”. The wood has been treated and fragranced with fine oud oil. Some of the sterling silver elements have been “patinaed” to tone down the reflective quality of the metal so that the painting is the more easily seen.

Purchases are processed through PayPal. Shipping and insurance charges of $10 are included in the total. Sales tax of 8.25% is applied to all sales originating in California.

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Calla Lilies Scroll Pendant
Watercolor/Ebony/Sterling Silver/Enamel
1" x 3"
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3 Waves Scroll Pendant

The 3 Waves pendant is a miniaturizaion of a painting that I did for the Narathon, Current Chaos. You can see the original painting in the Century Watercolor Book.
SOLD
3 Waves Scroll Pendant   $275

Each of the Scroll Pendants is placed in a frame of the finest hardwoods and then adorned with sterling silver ornamentation and findings. The red Japanese kanji character’s meaning is “tree” or “wood”. The wood has been treated and fragranced with fine oud oil. Some of the sterling silver elements have been “patinaed” to tone down the reflective quality of the metal so that the painting is the more easily seen.

Purchases are processed through PayPal. Shipping and insurance charges of $10 are included in the total. Sales tax of 8.25% is applied to all sales originating in California.

Would you like some more information? Click here to contact me.

3 Waves Scroll Pendant
Watercolor/Ebony/Sterling Silver/Enamel
1" x 3"
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True Water Scroll Pendant

The True Water pendant is a miniaturizaion of a painting done in the style of the Rising Sun Series. Color and gold leaf are used to the same effect. This is the series that I have been working in most recently. The entire series grew from a painting I did for the Century Watercolor Extravaganza. You can see the entire collection in the Rising Sun Series gallery.
SOLD
True Water Scroll Pendant   $275

Each of the Scroll Pendants is placed in a frame of the finest hardwoods and then adorned with sterling silver ornamentation and findings. The red Japanese kanji character’s meaning is “tree” or “wood”. The wood has been treated and fragranced with fine oud oil. Some of the sterling silver elements have been “patinaed” to tone down the reflective quality of the metal so that the painting is the more easily seen.

Purchases are processed through PayPal. Shipping and insurance charges of $10 are included in the total. Sales tax of 8.25% is applied to all sales originating in California.

Would you like some more information? Click here to contact me.

True Water Scroll Pendant
Watercolor/Gold Leaf/Ebony/Sterling Silver/Enamel       1" x 3"
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Merlin Scroll Pendant

The miniature painting in the Merlin pendant is a reduction of a painting on silk that I did several years ago. You can see a representation of the original in the Giclée Prints Portfolio.
Purchase
Merlin Scroll Pendant   $275

Each of the Scroll Pendants is placed in a frame of the finest hardwoods and then adorned with sterling silver ornamentation and findings. The red Japanese kanji character’s meaning is “tree” or “wood”. The wood has been treated and fragranced with fine oud oil. Some of the sterling silver elements have been “patinaed” to tone down the reflective quality of the metal so that the painting is the more easily seen.

Purchases are processed through PayPal. Shipping and insurance charges of $10 are included in the total. Sales tax of 8.25% is applied to all sales originating in California.

Would you like some more information? Click here to contact me.

Merlin Scroll Pendant
Watercolor/Ebony/Sterling Silver/Enamel
1" x 3"
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Orchid Scroll Pendant

The Orchid pendant is a miniaturizaion of the third painting that I did for the Narathon, A Star Is Born. You can see the original painting in the Century Watercolor Book.
Purchase
Orchid Scroll Pendant   $275

Each of the Scroll Pendants is placed in a frame of the finest hardwoods and then adorned with sterling silver ornamentation and findings. The red Japanese kanji character’s meaning is “tree” or “wood”. The wood has been treated and fragranced with fine oud oil. Some of the sterling silver elements have been “patinaed” to tone down the reflective quality of the metal so that the painting is the more easily seen.

Purchases are processed through PayPal. Shipping and insurance charges of $10 are included in the total. Sales tax of 8.25% is applied to all sales originating in California.

Would you like some more information? Click here to contact me.

Orchid Scroll Pendant
Watercolor/Gold Leaf/Ebony/Sterling Silver/Enamel       1" x 3"
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3 Persimmons Scroll Pendant

The 3 Persimmons pendant is a miniaturizaion of a painting, Fall Into the Heart, that I did for the Narathon. You can see the original painting in the Century Watercolor Book.
Purchase
Persimmons Scroll Pendant   $275

Each of the Scroll Pendants is placed in a frame of the finest hardwoods and then adorned with sterling silver ornamentation and findings. The red Japanese kanji character’s meaning is “tree” or “wood”. The wood has been treated and fragranced with fine oud oil. Some of the sterling silver elements have been “patinaed” to tone down the reflective quality of the metal so that the painting is the more easily seen.

Purchases are processed through PayPal. Shipping and insurance charges of $10 are included in the total. Sales tax of 8.25% is applied to all sales originating in California.

Would you like some more information? Click here to contact me.

3 Persimmons Scroll Pendant
Watercolor/Gold Leaf/Ebony/Sterling Silver/Enamel       1" x 3"