Musical pendants are popular, and I enjoy replenishing them.
This square pendant was created by hand-bending wire around a square peg and then forming a violin clef on top. Then I looked through my songbook and found the phrase “Sing the Whole Day” fit perfectly inside this shape. So I cut out that portion of the “We are Never Weary” song, which is attributed to Mozart. The paper was dipped in encaustic medium so it would be more archival, and then adhered to the wire shape with the molten wax.
Encaustics should be cared for as you would for any fine art piece. Encaustic derives from the word “burn in” and is a process of applying molten wax colors to a surface for the creation of images or decoration that began more than 2 millennia ago with Roman Egyptian wax portraits.