Potted Succulent

Potted Succulent


Approximately 1" x 1.5"" in dimension. Uses Sycamore, Walnut, and dyed veneer, and embellished with silver foil. Sealed with lacquer. Hung on an 18" silver-plated chain and bail.



"Potted Succulent" is a delightful piece of marquetry wood art, depicting a tiny potted succulent plant. The pendant features a detailed and colorful inlay of a succulent, capturing its unique shapes and vibrant hues. The design is framed with silver leaf, adding a touch of elegance and contrast that enhances the overall aesthetic of the piece.

When I created the "Potted Succulent" pendant, I was inspired by the charm and resilience of succulent plants. These little wonders of nature, with their varied forms and vibrant colors, have always intrigued me. I wanted to capture their essence in a piece of wearable art that celebrates their beauty and simplicity. Succulents symbolize resilience and natural elegance, qualities I aimed to reflect in this pendant.

The process involved selecting different types of wood to represent the various shades and textures of the succulent and its pot. Each piece was carefully cut and inlaid to form a cohesive and vibrant design. The silver leaf edging was applied to add a refined touch, creating a striking contrast with the natural wood tones and making the pendant stand out.

In designing this pendant, I focused on creating a piece that is both detailed and harmonious. The intricate inlay work showcases the beauty of the succulent, while the silver leaf frame adds a sophisticated finish. The polished surface brings out the natural luster of the wood and the shimmer of the silver, making the pendant both visually appealing and pleasant to touch.

Creating the "Potted Succulent" pendant was about celebrating the artistry and charm of succulents. This piece is a tribute to the elegance found in nature's small details and the craftsmanship involved in marquetry. By wearing this pendant, I hope to inspire others to appreciate the simple yet profound beauty of succulents and the art that brings them to life in wood.

I hope that "Potted Succulent" brings a sense of connection to the natural world and an appreciation for finely crafted jewelry to its owner. It’s a piece that celebrates the unique patterns and vibrant colors of succulents, perfect for those who love nature-inspired accessories. Through this pendant, I aimed to create an accessory that is both distinctive and evocative, capturing the essence of a tiny potted succulent in a wearable form.

This piece is available at Bay 1 Gallery.

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  • Figured Sycamore
  • Dyed Maple
  • Walnut