Upbeat Jewellery

handmade from recycled musical instrument parts

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A drum head becomes angel wings. Wooden violin tuning pegs become an African-inspired necklace strung with ocean jasper beads. A drum cymbal becomes a heart-shaped symbol of love. 

Whether a design is one-of-a-kind or limited edition, each piece is unique, having been cut, joined, painted, wrapped, strung and otherwise finished by hand from found objects. 

These materials inspire Wesla to explore the spiritual metaphors in the musician's journey of practice and play and the traditions and craftsmanship of instrument makers. 

The short film below, by Diana Lundin of Curious Cat Productions, follows Wesla through the process of making a Cymbal of Love (aka Love Cymbal) pendant.