it is so nice to read all of that ^_^ it really makes my day.
To answer some of the questions that where asked:
-Is it sealed with anything?
They are sealed with an acrylic varnish. My future pendants are going to be slightly different. I want to use as much natural and non-toxic materials I can, so I am using line-seed oil now.
For a long time already I have been wearing a wooden pendant made by another artist, which was sealed that way. I shower with it, walk through the rain with it and so forth, but in the years that I had it, there was no problem whatsoever. So line-seed oil is amazing ^_^, it just get sucked into the wood, leaving no space for water to draw in. Then it hardens.
Line-seed oil is an ingredient of oil paint as well, it hardens the same way.
Anyway, a long story, but the next pendant is sealed with that
-What cord are you using?
With these ones I used cotton cord, sealed with some wax, but not the sticky type. I am still searching for a type of cord that looks like a leather cord, but is in fact cotton or wool. I prefer not using leather or for example silk, because I like it more when the materials did not involve animals being hurt.
So if there are any cool suggestions on nice thick cord, which is not plastic or leather or silk, I would love to hear about it
-You should use a watermark instead of the name as it is now
That does sound like a good idea! I have to learn though how to make a watermark. I will try to figure that out, thanks for the suggestion
I have a new pendant, made two weeks ago. The oil paint had to dry before I could take it and finish it. But here it is
a cat should definitely be present in my collection of pendants
I sooooo much love cats ^_^
So I made a ginger happy cat, which is probably a family member of the one I made for a christmas card:
If I was a writer I would make a children's book with these ginger cats, I would love breathing more life into the characters. But I am not a writer, so I will stick with making pictures of them ^_^
Its a crappy photo, sorry for that. If I can find time today I will try to make a new one.