Total Solar Eclipse necklace
EARTH - Chrysocolla
MOON - lava
SUN - silver vermeil
Created to represent the colour and the experience of size between the Earth, Moon and Sun in a total solar eclipse.
The Sun is 400 times larger than the Moon, but the Sun is 400 times further away from the Moon which leads to this extraordinary event where the Moon and Sun seem to be the same size.
The pendant is strung on 19 strand jewellery wire and crimped at each end. In between each gemstone bead there are various sizes of sterling silver tubes and beads.
Sterling silver snake chain: - 16" (40cm) long
Pendant: - x" (xcm) long & x" (xcm) wide
I've asked four international bead buyers to look for gemstone beads that must be the correct size, colour and direction of stripyness - in the case of Jupiter. Of course they have to be matt too - the planets are not shiny! (Although sometimes the beads become shiny with wear.)
The image shown here is an example of the necklace and as all the pieces are created from natural gemstones they will differ from piece to piece. I do endeavour to use beads that look appropriate.