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Wearable Art Pendant Phrenology Head Brain SCience Collage Altered Art

This old medical book phrenology pendant measures 1.25" around and is made of wood which I have painted and then decoupaged, varnished and hung on a 24" silver plated ball chain which you can easily cut to a length that suits you.

Your pendant will arrive in a stamped muslin bag as shown in the example photo.
The story behind the process:

As a kid, I was surrounded by fabrics and patterns and costumes and books - lot's of books. For hours I would bury my nose in my mother's collection of fashion histories, costumes, design and even books on world history and nature. When it came to the clothes and the art, the why of it all seemed so interesting to me. I even took to pulling bits of fabric out of mom's waste basket and creating new outfits and home interiors for my Barbie. You might think I ended up as a dressmaker/designer. Nope. Turns out I hate sewing - no shock to anyone who knew me then that I ended up as a commercial textile artist instead.

I am also a bit of a book and ephemera hoarder. For 20 years I have been collecting this interesting old etching here and that old book there and a plethora of sketchbooks and never produced art and fabric design of my own.

These pendants are the result of me starting to play with all that old ephemera. They are ideas, inspirations, points of interest - sometimes just a color study for a design that never was. In them I hope you will see a little bit of my scattered visual mind. Some of it is drawn by me, some taken from an old something that I stuffed away ages ago, some are combinations of both.
For customers outside the US:

You need to be aware that your own country's customs service may impose a range of import fees, taxes, tariffs, duties at the time of delivery. These are not in my control and I have no way of knowing when or if they will be imposed or how much they might be. For information you should contact your local customs agency.

Wearable Art Pendant Phrenology Head Brain Science Collage Altered Art


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: wood, metal, ink, paper, varnish, adhesive
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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