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Steampunk Spirit Level Pendant in Antiqued Sterling Silver with Uranium Glass and Watch Gears/Parts


Just out of the lab... an experimental piece-- with a spirit level as the focal element-- and the bubble really moves! Not only that, but it glows a vivid neon-green under black light. You can see a VIDEO which shows all sides of this piece on Instagram .

Watch gears, silver beads and uranium (vaseline) glass were elaborately woven in layers over an upcycled watch movement with solid, Sterling silver wire. The wire was then oxidized naturally with egg yolk and sealed with clear lacquer to protect the finish and aged appearance of the piece. This pendant measures 58x42x17mm (2.3" x 1.7" x 0.7"), and comes suspended on your choice of chain or leather cord.

Uranium glass fluoresces bright green under UV light and although it registers above background radiation on a Geiger counter, uranium glass is only negligibly radioactive and considered harmless. Uranium glass is often referred to as "vaseline glass" and acquired this nickname in the 1920s, given it's visual similarity to commercial petroleum jelly sold at that time. The term "vaseline glass" is still used widely in the United States and can refer to other kinds of glass that resemble it, but only glass that contains uranium fluoresces under black light, as shown in the second photo. The spirit level also fluoresces, matching the glass beads.

Your one-of-a-kind pendant will arrive in a lovely gift box and ship with international tracking and insurance included for added peace of mind. There will never be another piece like this one; it's one of a kind.

*Coins are shown for scale and will not be included with the jewelry.

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