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Walking on Clouds - Glow-in-the-dark pendant with a beautiful abstract soap film pattern

Walking on Clouds - Glow-in-the-dark pendant with a beautiful abstract soap film pattern

Regular price $23.00 USD
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This pendant is made by taking a very detailed macro photograph of light reflected off soap film - the kind you use to blow bubbles with.   The light reflecting off the front and back of the film travel slightly different distances and combine together (through a process called interference)  to produce vibrant colours. Tiny variations in the thickness of the soap film cause the wide range of colours and patterns.  

I use a rig I built myself to hold the soap film in such a way that I can bounce a flash off  of it and create these bright images - there is minimal digital manipulation going on - just minor tweaking of contrast and brightness.

After taking the picture of the soap film, I print it on clear plastic (acetate), which is then backed with 'Liquid Mirror' to give it a shiny, vibrant finish.   The results are carefully embedded in an epoxy resin giving a pendant that is strong but light.  The resin on the back has a glow-in-the-dark resin mixed into it that will glow a bright greenish blue colour when 'charged' with normal or UV light.   

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.

The pendant is approximately 4cm by 3cm ( 1 3/4 in by  1  1/4in)  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 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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