AC009 Mars and Moons necklace

The Mars bead is flanked by its moons, Deimos and Phobos separated by black space beads and is strung on a sterling silver chain.

The lampwork beads are made in my Christchurch, New Zealand, workspace at XCHC, a shared maker space. They are made by adding coloured glass so they resemble the NASA image of the Mars and, while the glass is still hot, are treated to make a matt and cratered surface.

The two moons of Mars are named after the Greek mythological twin characters Phobos (panic/fear) and Deimos (terror/dread) who accompanied their father Ares, god of war, into battle. Ares was known as Mars to the Romans.

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