Supermoon! Glow-in-the-dark astronomy pendant with a beautiful photograph of the full moon in a stone-like bezel - Space / Science Necklace
Science is beautiful – and now you can wear proof of that around your neck! This pendant features a photo I took of the November 2016 "Supermoon" in a hand-made stone-like pendant bezel – and it glows in the dark!
The "Supermoon" is a phenomena when the moon is at it's closest point to the Earth when it is full - and on Nov 13, 2016 it came closer to Earth while full than it had since 1948.
I created the pendant by taking the printing the photograph on clear plastic backed with 'liquid mirror' to give it a shiny, vibrant finish. The results are placed into the pendant bezel and covered with an epoxy resin. A glow-in-the-dark resin is layered behind the image, so it can be 'charged' with normal or UV light to give it a long-lasting glow.
The glow-in-the-dark effect works best if 'charged' in front of an UV LED flashlight for a little while - 30s or so. It will glow quite brightly for around 20 minutes, and will gradually darken - at an hour it will still be glowing, but it won't be very bright - but it can be recharged as many times as you like! I'll include a small UV flashlight for you to use to recharge it quickly.
The bezel is made of resin - I create a 3D print of the shape I want, take a silicon mold of it, and then pour a mixture of resin, an additive to make it look like stone, and a pigment so I can match the colour of the image.
The pendant is approximately 2 cm ( 0.75 in) across The pendant will be shipped with a velveteen or satin 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 if 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.