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Axis of Evil - Beautiful glow-in-the-dark Astronomy Pendant from the Carina Nebula in a hand-made resin bezel - Science Necklace - B4

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Axis of Evil - Beautiful glow-in-the-dark Astronomy Pendant from the Carina Nebula in a hand-made resin bezel - Science Necklace - B4

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Pendant height: 3 Centimeters
  • Pendant width: 2 Centimeters
  • Materials: resin, photograph, silver chain, bronze
  • Favorited by: 15 people
  • Gift message available
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Description

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 in a hand-made resin bezel – and it glows in the dark!

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! These observations are of a structure called HH666, sometimes called 'The Axis of Evil'! It's a structure almost 10 light years across built up around a young star that is spewing out a jet of radiation that is driving the shape of the structure.

I created the image by taking the Hubble data and blending colours into it digitally, and 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 initially, 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 was created from a 3D printed design - I created a mold from the 3D print and use it to cast the bezel in transparent resin.

The pendant is approximately 3cm by 2cm ( 1.25 in by .75 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.
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 in a hand-made resin bezel – and it glows in the dark!

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! These observations are of a structure called HH666, sometimes called 'The Axis of Evil'! It's a structure almost 10 light years across built up around a young star that is spewing out a jet of radiation that is driving the shape of the structure.

I created the image by taking the Hubble data and blending colours into it digitally, and 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 initially, 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 was created from a 3D printed design - I created a mold from the 3D print and use it to cast the bezel in transparent resin.

The pendant is approximately 3cm by 2cm ( 1.25 in by .75 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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I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
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The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
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Returns and exchange details

If you aren't satisfied with your purchase, convo me within 2 weeks and I will refund it for you, including the shipping charge.

Shipping policies

I ship my packages from Montreal, Canada, via Canada Post. In the US they will be delivered by the USPS. Shipping from Canada is quite expensive, compared to within the US - I do not make any money on the shipping.

I am not responsible for customs fees for orders shipped outside of Canada.

Shipping within Canada will generally take 2-7 business days
Shipping to the U.S. will generally take 5-10 business days
Shipping to everywhere else will be more like 10-20 days

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