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Blue Morpho with Stars - Pendant made with photo of a Butterfly's wing, a Tree and a Galaxy

Blue Morpho with Stars - Pendant made with photo of a Butterfly's wing, a Tree and a Galaxy

Regular price $30.00 USD
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Science is beautiful – and now you can wear proof of that around your neck! This pendant features a stunning image of a butterflies wing blended with a photo of a tree and Hubble Space Telescope observations of the Orion Nebula - all set in a handmade bezel – and it glows in the dark!

The shape of the pendant was designed by me and 3d printed to create a mold - I then cast the pendant backing out of resin, with a 'duochrome' pigment added that shifts colour depending on the angle you look at it from - it's hard to get the full effect in a photo - You can see video of similar pendants on my instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/BohzLqwHUPs

I then took photos of the butterfly's wing, blended them with a photo I'd taken of a tree, and an image I created using data from Hubble Space Telescope observations of the Orion Nebula. I then printed the results on clear plastic backed with a mixture of 'liquid mirror' to give it a shiny, vibrant finish and a pigment that will glow in the dark, , so it can be 'charged' with normal or UV light to give it a long-lasting glow. I'll include a little UV flashlight that charges the backing very quickly.

The pendant is approximately 4.5 cm ( ~2 in) across. It will be shipped with a velveteen bag and a 45cm (18 inch) silver-plated brass chain. Let me know if you'd like a 60cm (24 inch) chain instead.

I can also make earrings that match this design - if you'd like a pendant and earring set at a discount, message me and we'll sort out the details. Also message me f you'd like a different size or another variant of this pendant - I like doing custom work.

Please note that the pendant is water resistant but not waterproof. Remove before swimming or showering.

I want you to be totally thrilled with your pendant - if you aren't, let me know within 2 weeks and I'd be happy to arrange a refund, and pay for the return shipping.

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