Once upon a time the Moon, weary of her travels, set rashly upon the ocean and sank to the bottom of the sea.
Her glow from the deepest trench did not go unnoticed. Quicker than a wink, she was pursued into the deeps by a silvery mermaid of extraordinary cunning and curiosity, seeking adventure.
And adventure she found. The mermaid, upon finding the weary moon despondent on the sea bed, set about procuring a fisherman’s net to pull her back into the sky.
But the fisherman’s net could not bear the moon’s despair, and raveled as soon as it touched her.
After several more attempts at rescue, the mermaid began to despair. Silvery tears fell from her eyes, as she knew the ocean could not continue waving without the moon’s pull from the sky.
As she carefully cleared the tears her eyes with her long silvery hair, the mermaid had a wondrous idea. She slowly and painstakingly cut her long precious hair and wove it into a net of pure silver. This she threw upon the moon and began to swim upwards.
The moon, upon seeing the love and sacrifice of the mermaid, was released from her despair. She swam upwards behind the mermaid with such speed that upon reaching the water’s surface she was launched into the air, the silvery net of mermaid hair trailing behind her.
As she reached her rightful place in the sky, she called out her gratitude for the mermaid’s gift and touched the mermaid with her light. The mermaid looked down and saw that her silver tail was aglow with rainbow colored lights. As she gazed happily at her newly pulsating, glowing tail, she thanked the moon for her gift of light.
Summer is ending, and I’m feeling the desire to finish old projects before the cold weather sets in.
This LED pendant has been in a half-finished state for months — it’s lovely and works beautifully but I couldn’t decide what to use for a setting for the pendant.
I was perusing my bookshelf and discovered a forgotten book about creating woven wire jewelry and decided to give it a shot. This is my first attempt at creating a jewelry setting with woven wire, and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. I definitely want to try a few more designs like this.
The pendant has a stunning battery life of around 7 hours. It has an inductive charging coil (so I just set it on a base to charge) and turns on and off with a tilt switch.. just set it down on a flat surface to turn it on and off.
It’s submersible / mermaid-proof too! I made it with the same method as my Galaxy Necklace (tutorial here) with mosaic glass encased in resin, a trinket microcontroller from Adafruit.com and a tiny lipoly battery. The resin was then surrounded in silver fimo clay and gently baked, then the setting was created using silver wire in a net-weaving technique.