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Solar System Necklace - Cascading Planets
Proportional Distances of the Solar System measured in Beads

Hooray! Our Solar System Jewelry series has been featured by The Planetary Society, MAKE: NASA, and NPR's Science Friday!

Copper and glass beads form the central Sun.
Stone planets dangle from the collar on beaded strands,
creating a cascading bar graph in beads.

Each planet's distance from the Sun is measured proportionally,
with each tiny black glass bead representing
approximately ~40 million miles / ~64 million kilometers of Space.

Planets are enlarged for dramatic emphasis*.

A wearable version of an astrometric chart,
with stone, glass, and shell beads representing the sun and planets,
this solar system necklace is a decorative cosmogram,
inspiring thoughts of the vastness of Space.

This necklace includes Mercury, Venus, Earth (& our Moon), Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Planets with many moons are accented with opalescent glass beads.

*Not for use in actual Space Navigation

Collar circumference: ~ 15.5 inches / 39 centimeters
Neptune dangles down from the collar ~ 6 inches / 15 centimeters

Designer: Laura Cesari for Chain of Being - Spring 2012
Based on a pattern from Nature.

Check out our Astronomy section for more!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/chainofbeing?section_id=7347029

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Our Solar System Jewelry Series has been featured by The Planetary Society, NPR's Science Friday, MAKE:, Craftzine, and NASA :)

The Planetary Society:
http://www.planetary.org/blog/article/00002565/

MAKE: magazine - "Best of MAKE: 2010"
http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2010/12/best-of-make-online-2010-crafts.html

Craftzine:
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2010/04/artist_explores_universe_throu.html

NPR's Science Friday:
http://www.sciencefriday.com/blogs/02/14/2012/02142012-j-where-j-jewels.html

More info & updates:
chainofbeing.us
solarsystemnecklace.com

Frequently asked questions about chainofbeing

Imitation is flattery, they say! However, please beware of counterfeits and re-sellers. We have seen shops creating copies of our work, using cheap, low-quality materials. We have also seen re-sellers, selling our items for very high prices, usually around the holiday season.

We are not affiliated with any other jewelry shops, and, although we generally like to help people, we cannot guarantee quality or provide customer service for items bought from other sellers.

The only places to get the real thing are:
- Our Etsy shop: chainofbeing.etsy.com
- Our Amazon shop: www.amazon.com/shops/chainofbeing
- Our Website: chainofbeing.us
We take requests!
Please ask about custom designs, custom lengths, or custom clasps.

We can make any size bracelet, to fit anyone!
Send a conversation through Etsy or at checkout,
if you need a specialized length or clasp for any item.

Most necklaces can be made as a bracelet or anklet, and vice versa,
and most items can be made with a lobster-claw or toggle clasp.

Please note that custom orders may take up to an additional 1-2 weeks.

Please note, if you order a regular item and then ask for a customization,
your item will be considered a custom item and will take up to an additional 2 weeks to complete.
We use durable, high-quality Jeweler's-grade beads and wire.

We test everything, and our jewelry should last a long time under normal fashion jewelry wear conditions.

But, please note, our items are not "indestructible" :)

We recommend removing your jewelry before bathing, swimming, sports, or any activity that will place unusual stress on your jewelry.

These items are not designed to go in the washing machine, dryer, microwave, or dishwasher.

These items are not designed to be load-bearing (please do not hang anything from them or tie them around something).
We can often give a discount if you are buying 3 or more of the same item.
Please send a conversation through Etsy if you are looking for a wedding set, a group costume, or a small number of items for a special occasion.

Most items are available Wholesale in lots of 20 or more,
please send a message via Etsy if you are interested in Wholesale orders.
All items arrive gift-wrapped! Each item includes a small folding card with a description of the item and space to write.

Please send us a note if you would like to include a gift message with your order!
We use natural, quality gemstones & Jeweler's-grade materials:
please expect variations in gemstone texture, color.

Occasional variations in stones, clasps & findings may occur,
based on trends and availability.
*We can’t always rush items, but we’ll try!*
If you need something to arrive by a certain date,
such as a birthday, holiday, anniversary, or special occasion,
please let us know and we'll do our best to get it there on time.

(Please note, we do not “expedite” orders - your order will still be processed in the order received.)

We thank you in advance for your patience!
We are a small, 2-person shop,
and we make everything ourselves,
so our process can be delayed
by emergencies and unforeseen events,
competition between in-person and online sales,
or high volumes of orders due to good reviews and holidays.

If for some reason your order is delayed,
we will do our best to contact you as soon as we can.

Solar System Necklace - Cascade - Proportional Distances in Glass and Stone - Statement Necklace - Beadwork

$84.50

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: stone, glass, shell, beads, semi precious stone, natural stone, agate, jasper, poppy jasper, red stone, green stone, copper, moonstone
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 510 reviews
  • Favorited by: 640 people