This is a prize in my Ticket draw! (end Sept 1, 2011)[link]
I was given a commission recently which inspired me to experiment a little more with my glow-project.
This image shows the piece of jewelry in diffrent light. Daylight, lightbulb, semi-indoor-dusk and darkness.
I made a little firefly based on the same idea as my glow crystals,
, putting a quarts crystal in the "body" of it to get the feeling of a real firefly.
The firefly was made in four parts soldered together.
The body and head, the wings, the antennae and the bezel itself, all soldered together in one go since all the solders were so close together at the head and neck.
The chain to wear it on passes through the curve of the antennae. A likeable little critter in my opinion. Next time I make one of these I'll give it more time to make sure everythng is in perfect alignment, one of the wings snapped during the soldering process when I had to bend it a bit too far. I wasreckless and sawed the lines too close together.
It is a lovely little piece and I think it looks like some kind of orchid. My next variety of this little bug thing will probably be jointed to give the wings an independant motion from the body so you can sit and play with it, flopping the rings around.
Aw, now I want to make a centipede with moving body segments...
I decided to list this on my etsy:[link]