This is a hand-tooled, hand-painted, leather, retro-style ray gun necklace.
I love retro iconography from the 50s and 60s and wanted to bring that into this piece; which is meant to be evocative of the sci-fi genre of the time (think huge beehives, silver foil mini skirts and little green Martians).
This piece started life as a flat piece of veg-tanned leather. I sketched out the design, transferred it to the leather, then carved and tooled the design into it. Once that was complete, I painted it with leather acrylic paints. It was then mounted onto another piece of leather. This piece features a soft, blue suede back. The edges and the paint are then sealed. The green-coloured metal chain has been attached via a small screw into the top of the piece.