Our Recycled Paper Textured Heart Pendants are a beautiful and unique way to show your support for Mother Earth! Each one is individually painted with in bright, vibrant colors. With eight colors to choose from, it's easy to match your individual style. Each piece is strung on a durable black hemp cord. The Hearts are textured, giving them a distinct, stone look. Keeping with the spirit of Recycling, we also used these on wine bottles and as adornments on gifts. I am sure there are many uses for these Pendants and would love to hear your ideas! The textured Heart Pendants and button catches are crafted from recycled paper clay I make using high quality and durable ingredients. I start with recycled paper (office paper, junk mail), shred it then pour boiling water over it. After two days, the recycled paper (now pulp) is poured into a muslin cloth and allowed to drain. I mix the pulp with PVA glue, joint compound, boiled linseed oil and a bit of flour. The clay is rolled flat, then given their texture with a short haired brush. I hand cut and form each piece. After drying, the Hearts and button catches are sanded and painted, then wiped with a damp cloth to show the texture. They are finished with a uv resistant gloss varnish. The Pendants are strung onto black hemp and finished with the button catch and a loop. The catch and loop are easy to use and quite reliable. The Textured Hearts measure approximately 1 3/4 inch X 1 1/2inch. Each necklace measures approximately 19 inches. *While each one is crafted with genuine care and love, small imperfections can occur, but it adds to the unique charm of each piece. *Because of differences in monitors, actual colors can vary from what is seen online. *These are water resistant, but NOT waterproof. If it does become soft after saturation, allow to air dry.