Succulent Silver

Succulent Silver


Approximately 1.75" x 2.75" in dimension. Uses Sycamore, and dyed veneer, and embellished with silver foil. Sealed with lacquer. Hung on an 24" silver-plated chain and bail.



The "Succulent Silver" pendant is a vibrant piece of marquetry wood art, capturing the intricate beauty of a succulent plant. The pendant features a detailed and colorful depiction of a succulent, meticulously crafted from various pieces of wood to highlight its rich hues and natural textures. The design is edged in silver leaf, which adds a touch of elegance and contrast, making the pendant truly stand out.

When I created "Succulent Silver", I was inspired by the unique charm and resilience of succulents. These plants, with their diverse forms and striking colors, symbolize strength and beauty in simplicity. I wanted to capture the essence of a succulent's vibrant and intricate patterns in a piece of wearable art that celebrates nature's brilliance.

The process of creating this marquetry pendant involved selecting different types of wood to represent the various shades and textures of the succulent. Each piece was carefully cut and inlaid to form the detailed design, bringing the succulent to life in a way that is both realistic and artistic. The addition of silver leaf along the edges enhances the overall design, adding a luxurious touch that complements the natural wood tones.

In designing this pendant, I aimed to balance the intricate detail of the succulent with the simplicity of the overall form. Marquetry allows me to explore the natural beauty of wood while creating a piece that feels both organic and refined. The silver leaf edging provides a striking contrast, highlighting the pendant's shape and adding a sense of sophistication.

Creating the "Succulent Silver" pendant was about more than just depicting a plant; it was about celebrating the artistry of nature and the craftsmanship involved in marquetry. This piece is a tribute to the beauty found in the natural world and the elegance that can be achieved through detailed, handcrafted design. Through this pendant, I hope to inspire others to appreciate the intricate beauty of succulents and the artistry that brings them to life in wood.

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

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  • Figured Sycamore
  • Dyed Maple