Proportional Distances of the Solar System - Measured in Beads
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A beaded bracelet demonstrating the relative distances
between the planet orbits in our Solar System.
Distances between planet orbits are proportionally accurate,
with each tiny black glass bead loosely approximating
~40 million miles / ~64 million kilometers of Space.
A wearable version of an astrometric chart,
with stone, glass, and shell beads representing the Sun and Planets,
this Solar System Bracelet is a decorative cosmogram,
inspiring thoughts of the vastness of Space.
Planets and Sun are enlarged for dramatic emphasis*.
This bracelet includes the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth & our Moon, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Planets with many moons have opalescent glass beads next to them on the bracelet.
*Not for use in actual Space Navigation
Length: 7.5 inches / 19 centimeters
(please note it will be slightly different than the barrel clasp pictured)
This bracelet is also available in other sizes:
Standard - 8.5 inches / 21 cm
Petite - 6.5 inches / 16.5 cm
Anklet - 9.5 inches / 24.5 cm
...and if you are a fan of the popular and controversial dwarf planet Pluto,
check out our "We Love Pluto" bracelet style:
Custom Lengths & Clasps:
We are happy to make this item as a bracelet or anklet, or with a lobster-claw, twist-barrel, or toggle clasp: if you want a custom length or clasp, please specify your preference in the "message to seller" area, or send us a conversation through Etsy.
Designer: Laura Cesari for Chain of Being - Spring 2010
Based on a pattern from Nature.
Please visit our Astronomy section for the matching "MiniVerse Necklace" and more!
Read more about the Solar System Jewelry Series!
Featured by The Planetary Society:
MAKE: magazine - "Best of MAKE: 2010"
Featured by Craftzine:
Featured on NPR's Science Friday:
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