AC013 Saturn necklace

Saturn, second largest planet after Jupiter and farthest object seen from Earth by naked eye, is named after Jupiter’s father. Saturn is best known for its fabulous ring system that was first observed in 1610 by the astronomer Galileo Galilei.

The lampwork beads are made, one by one, in my Christchurch, New Zealand, workspace at XCHC, a shared maker space. They are made by melting coloured glass in a gas/oxygen flame and manipulating the surface so they resemble the NASA images of the planets.

The bead is strung on a 45cm sterling silver chain with sterling silver wire setting and bead caps. Saturn’s rings are also sterling silver.


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