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This item sold on February 4, 2011.

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A stylish, large pendant with the cancer constellation lines and stars as the motif.

Pendant measurements: 7 by 4.5cm (2.2 by 1.7 inches)
Chain length: 41cm (16.1 inches)

Materials
Pendant: Copper
Chain/ fastener/ wire: Sterling silver
Beads: Black agate, glass beads

Manufacture technique
The stars and constellation lines are accurate to what you see in the night sky. The shape is sawn out of copper sheet, the holes drilled for the stars and the lines engraved by hand. The pendant is heat coloured then treated with liver of sulpher to give it variable tones in an attempt to emulate the night sky. (The sterling silver wire was also darkened.)

I like using random processes to ensure each piece is unique. The image shows the exact piece you'll get but if you have a special request for a design there will be variations.

Different sources have different constellation lines - I choose the shape that I find most pleasing to me when I engrave them.

The pendant is covered with a laquer that is water resistant but not waterproof.

Inspiration
I'm an avid history of science reader. I'm making the pieces in this range as an ode to all the generations before us who looked at and documented the movements of the stars in the night sky. To remind of our past, present and future.

You can view my other star finder pieces using this link:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/Tangentine/search?search_query=star&search_type=user_shop_ttt_id_5367515&shopname=Tangentine

All items are handmade with love by me.

Cancer constellation pendant - star finder

Overview

  • Materials: copper, sterling silver chain
  • Feedback: 65 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Germany
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