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Paintings in Miniature for Personal Adornment

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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.

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 fine hardwoods, such as ebony, cocobolo, and satinwood. Ornamentation is of solid sterling silver, and the kanji (meaning - "wood" or "tree") is in red enamel. Each pendant is supplied with a 16" or 18" black rubber cord with a sterling clasp.

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Uma Scroll Pendant

1" x 3"
Pendant of ebony and sterling silver set with miniature watercolor painting of Uma.
SOLD
Uma Scroll Pendant  SOLD

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 $20 are included in the total. Sales tax of 8.25% is applied to all sales originating in California.

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Uma
Watercolor/Ebony/Sterling Silver
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Tara's Lotus Scroll Pendant

1" x 3"
Pendant of ebony and sterling silver set with miniature watercolor painting of a blue lotus flower which is associated with Green Tara.
SOLD
Tara's Lotus Scroll Pendant  SOLD

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 $20 are included in the total. Sales tax of 8.25% is applied to all sales originating in California.

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Tara's Lotus
Watercolor/Ebony/Sterling Silver
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7th Gate Shrine Scroll Pendant

1" x 3"
Pendant of ebony and sterling silver set with miniature watercolor painting of view from inside the 7th Gate and looking towards the Manner of Flowers grounds at the Mountain of Attention retreat sanctuary in Northern California.
SOLD
7th Gate Shrine Scroll Pendant  SOLD

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 $20 are included in the total. Sales tax of 8.25% is applied to all sales originating in California.

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7th Gate Shrine
Watercolor/Ebony/Sterling Silver
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Red, Red Rose Scroll Pendant

1" x 3"
Red roses...one of the most iconic flowers of the west; celebrated in literature, music, and art.
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Red, Red Rose Scroll Pendant  SOLD

Each of the Scroll Pendants is placed in a frame of fine hardwood 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 $15 are included in the total. Sales tax of 8.25% is applied to all sales originating in California.

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Red, Red Rose
Watercolor/Ebony/Sterling Silver
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Seal Rock Scroll Pendant

1" x 3"
Pendant of satinwood and sterling silver set with miniature watercolor painting of scene inspired by the view from my window when I lived in Bodega Bay.
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Seal Rock Scroll Pendant  SOLD

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 $20 are included in the total. Sales tax of 8.25% is applied to all sales originating in California.

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Seal Rock
Watercolor/Satinwood/Sterling Silver
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Equestris Scroll Pendant

1" x 3"
The miniature painting in the Equestris pendant depicts a Phalaenopsis equestris orchid which is set into lavinia burl wood and ornamented with sterling silver.
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Equestris Scroll Pendant   SOLD

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 $15 are included in the total. Sales tax of 8.25% is applied to all sales originating in California.

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Equestris
Watercolor/Lavinia Burl/Sterling Silver
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7th Gate Scroll Pendant

1" x 3"
Pendant of ebony and sterling silver set with miniature watercolor painting of view from inside the 7th Gate and looking towards Letting Go Mountain at the Mountain of Attention retreat sanctuary in Northern California.
SOLD
7th Gate Scroll Pendant  SOLD

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 $20 are included in the total. Sales tax of 8.25% is applied to all sales originating in California.

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7th Gate
Watercolor/Ebony/Sterling Silver
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Lotus Moon Scroll Pendant

1" x 3"
The sea glistens with silver leaf in the moonlit night, a pink lotus illuminated in the foreground of the miniature watercolor painting set in this pendant of ebony and sterling silver.
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Lotus Moon Scroll Pendant  SOLD

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 $20 are included in the total. Sales tax of 8.25% is applied to all sales originating in California.

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Lotus Moon
Watercolor/Ebony/Sterling Silver
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Calla Valley Scroll Pendant

1" x 3"
Calla lilies are growing in the foreground of this miniature painting which reflects the colors and character of the Rising Sun Series I am currently working in.
SOLD
Calla Valley Scroll Pendant  SOLD

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 $20 are included in the total. Sales tax of 8.25% is applied to all sales originating in California.

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Calla Valley
Watercolor/Satinwood/Sterling Silver
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Orange Cymbidium Scroll Pendant

1" x 3"
Cymbidium orchids are a perennial favorite of mine...and many others, I think. They are not only beautiful, they are prolific and resilient. Those are qualities useful in all species.
SOLD
Orange Cymbidium Scroll Pendant  SOLD

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 $15 are included in the total. Sales tax of 8.25% is applied to all sales originating in California.

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Cymbidium
Watercolor/Satinwood/Sterling Silver
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Seahorse Scroll Pendant

1" x 3"
The miniature painting in the Seahorse pendant is a representation of amrita nadi shown as a seahorse. The lotus symbol for the sahasrar is above the seahorse, an inverted lotus bud represents the sinoatrial node of the heart. The seahorse represents the S-curve current that runs between the two.
SOLD
Seahorse Scroll Pendant   SOLD

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 $15 are included in the total. Sales tax of 8.25% is applied to all sales originating in California.

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Seahorse
Watercolor/Satinwood/Sterling Silver
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Pink Lotuses Scroll Pendant

1" x 3"
The miniature painting in the Pink Lotuses pendant is adorned with 24kt gold leaf clouds while the lotuses rise out of cool blue, serene waters.
SOLD
Pink Lotuses Scroll Pendant   SOLD

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 $15 are included in the total. Sales tax of 8.25% is applied to all sales originating in California.

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Pink Lotuses
Watercolor/Gold Leaf/Ebony/Sterling Silver
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2nd Set Scroll Pendant

1" x 3"
The Three Waves Scroll Pendant was very popular, and I love painting these Hokusai-style waves, so here is the 2nd Set Scroll Pendant. You may want to catch this one.
SOLD
2nd Set Scroll Pendant  SOLD

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 $15 are included in the total. Sales tax of 8.25% is applied to all sales originating in California.

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2nd Set
Watercolor/Ebony/Sterling Silver
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Merlin Scroll Pendant

1" x 3"
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.
SOLD
Merlin Scroll Pendant  SOLD

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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Merlin
Watercolor/Ebony/Sterling Silver
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Calla Lilies Scroll Pendant

1" x 3"
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.
SOLD
Calla Lilies Scroll Pendant   SOLD

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 $15 are included in the total. Sales tax of 8.25% is applied to all sales originating in California.

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Calla Lilies
Watercolor/Ebony/Sterling Silver
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3 Waves Scroll Pendant

1" x 3"
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  
SOLD

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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3 Waves
Watercolor/Ebony/Sterling Silver
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True Water Scroll Pendant

1" x 3"
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   SOLD

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
Watercolor/Gold Leaf/Ebony/Sterling Silver
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Orchid Scroll Pendant

1" x 3"
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.
SOLD
Orchid Scroll Pendant   SOLD

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
Watercolor/Gold Leaf/Ebony/Sterling Silver
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3 Persimmons Scroll Pendant

1" x 3"
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.
SOLD
Persimmons Scroll Pendant   SOLD

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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3 Persimmons
Watercolor/Gold Leaf/Ebony/Sterling Silver