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Trees Dreaming - Beautiful glow-in-the-dark Astronomy Pendant with Celtic Knotwork

Trees Dreaming - Beautiful glow-in-the-dark Astronomy Pendant with Celtic Knotwork

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Science is beautiful – and now you can wear proof of that around your neck!   This pendant features a lovely image of the Carina nebula based on observations from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.   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, 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:

The Carina Nebula is a large star-forming area about 7500 light years away, and much bigger than the Orion Nebula, but in the southern sky, so is less known in the north.  It contains many interesting features including multiple star clusters and the most luminous star known in our galaxy!

Here the nebula image is blended with a photo of a tree line in Northern Saskatchewan giving a feel of the trees dreaming of the stars

I created the image by taking the Hubble data, blending colours into it digitally and then blending in the photo of the trees.  I then print the image 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 pendant is approximately 2.5cm by 5.5cm ( 1 in by  2  in)  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 or a leather cord 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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