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Latitude 75 South
Bracelet - Distance measured in Beads

1 bead = ~50 miles / 80.5 kilometers

Welcome to Latitude 75 South!

This string of beads shows a "slice" of the world,
75 degrees South of the Equator,
crossing through the chilly South, inside the Antrctic Circle.

Distances are roughly proportional,
with each bead representing approximately 50 miles / 80.5 kilometers
of Great Circle distance.

Water and Land are marked on the bracelet,
creating a wearable map:
a bare-bones geolocation device built with stone-age technology.*

Water is represented by shiny deep blue glass beads.

Land is a combination of frosted green glass,
in spring green and evergreen shades,
with natural stone beads marking the mountains
and changes in elevation.

A magnetic clasp snaps the bracelet together at Longitude 180,
the International Date Line over the Pacific Ocean.

If you would like to mark a special location on the bracelet,
I can add a decorative copper bead at the location of your choice:
just send a conversation through Etsy, and let me know where you want it!

This bracelet is part of the "Southern Hemisphere" series,
a group of 5 necklaces and a bracelet depicting Latitudes of the South:
the Equator, 15 South, 30 South, 45 South, 60 South, and 75 South.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/chainofbeing?section_id=8003835

*Not for use in actual Land or Sea Navigation.


75 South features the following landmarks:
(counter-clockwise from top, as seen from South Pole)

Ross Sea
Transantarctic Mountains
Antarctic Peninsula
Amundsen Sea
Wedell Sea
International Date Line (clasp)


Length: 8 inches / 20 centimeters
Magnetic Clasp

Designer: Laura Cesari for Chain of Being - Spring 2011
Based on a pattern from Nature & Civilization

Designer's Note:

Translating latitudes into beads is absolutely fascinating:
I would love to make them all!

Please send a note through Etsy Conversations
if you would like any particular Latitude or Longitude represented in beads.


Please see our "Latitude & Longitude" section for more!
http://www.etsy.com/shop/chainofbeing?section_id=8003835



-- Read more about us! --

Interview with The Planetary Society:
"The Solar System, in Jewelry Form"
http://www.planetary.org/blog/article/00002565/

Interview with Craftzine:
"Artist Explores Universe through Solar System Necklaces"
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2010/04/artist_explores_universe_throu.html

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

More info & updates!
chainofbeing.us
solarsystemnecklace.com

Meet the owners of chainofbeing

Learn more about their shop and process
Laura Cesari
Jeremy Richardson

Latitude 75 South Bracelet - Distance Measured in Beads

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: beads, glass, stone, blue, green
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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