Dancing with Smoke - Galaxy Butterfly Pendant made with a photo of Smoke and the Carina Nebula!
Science is beautiful – and now you can wear proof of that around your neck! This pendant features a beautiful image made by combinng a photo I took of smoke with an image I created based on Hubble Space Telescope observations of the Carina Nebula. It's 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, using a technique called 'cold-casting' where I add bronze powder into the resin to make the final product look and feel more like bronze. 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/BoaI0nVnzRV
I then took the image I created and printed it 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.