"Dance" is a simple curvaceous pendant design inspired by the freedom to move as a dancer ... uninhibited by the bonds of life. The form began as a 'free mind' doodle of a pen on wood ... just like the uncomplicated graceful sweep of the dancer's body through the air.
I chose a small piece of offcut Jarrah for this piece because it carves nicely and was straight-grained without noticeable figuring ... the lines of the form speak the beauty. The wood was sourced from the many small offcuts which originate from my utensil making process.
The pendant is finely sanded and buffed and then finished with multiple coats of an organic-based drying finish oil. To complete the finish process, the dried oil coats are rag-burnished to a satin sheen. The finish is both protective and aesthetic.
The necklace cord is a 4 cord plait hand-twisted from polyester saddle makers twine with matching wood toggle and loop closure. The natural colour of the material makes a nice contrast to the darker wood colour and the fibre is UV stable and resistant to most things in life. The length of the necklace loop is approx. 52 cm / 20.5 inches.
The pendent dimensions are 8.0 × 2.5 x 0.9 cm ( 3.1 × 1.0 x 0.35 in ).