I love working with Tritium! It’s exotic and fits with the steampunk ethos and appeals to the mad scientist in me. It’s estimated that Tritium will glow for 10 to 15 years. It glows continuously and does not require “charging” from a light source like glow in the dark items. It’s used in gun sights and watches.
Total of pendant section: 2 ½ inches long x 2 inches at the widest point. Fixed drop chain: From the pendant to the clasp 11 inches long including clasp.
It is designed to be worn high on the body so there is enough room for the vial section to hang. I can alter the chain if required.
Components: Pink/orange tritium vial, glass test tube, brass end cap, brass beads, clock parts, mesh eyelet, triangular brass base, copper tone beads, copper tone “beehive” end caps, brass and silver tubing, brass spring, brass washer, copper cable chain, flat brass arc, copper rolo chain, copper bar connectors, brass pin.
Four new creations for July. Two new Tritium pieces, a miniature orrery and steampunk garter/cuff gun. If you are not familiar with Tritium it is an element - slightly radioactive and constantly glows without the need to be “charged” like glow in the dark objects require. It is estimated to glow continuously for 15 years.
One of my signature flying hearts - This piece has been in a 3 year touring exhibition called “The Antipodean Steampunk Show” that started way back in 2012. The exhibition finished in February and I just recieved all my work back.