Just out of the lab... an experimental piece-- with a genuine Soviet Nixie tube as the focal element! First, I set a multi-colored LED in UV resin, which was sanded to diffuse the light. That resin block was then set behind an authentic Soviet nixie tube, on black perfboard with a 3V coin cell battery holder on the back. The board was then fitted with a removable wire-wrapped frame, upon which a vast array of upcycled stainless steel watch parts were woven in several layers-- first plates, then gears and finally accent beads, on top. Five glossy hematite beads, set in Sterling silver bead caps complete the otherworldly look of the piece. This is LED jewelry on a whole new level!
This pendant measures 66x53x31mm (2.6" x 2.1" x 1.2"), and comes suspended on your choice of chain. The circuitry is sealed in a combination of hot glue and electrical tape to keep out dirt/moisture, while affording access to the circuitry, should that ever be required. The wire-wrapped frame may also be removed (by unscrewing the two nuts & bolts at the top of the frame) to make cleaning easier. Please bear in mind, however that this piece is not waterproof and moisture should be avoided.
This piece comes in a futuristic metal box, with custom-fitted foam inserts to protect this edgy and very precious piece of art. It also ships fully-insured and with international tracking, for your convenience and peace of mind. I also include a clip-on charm with QR code (shown) so you can contact me easily.
No more lame glow-in-the-dark, costume jewelry! THIS shines brightly and WILL get you noticed!
*Coin is shown for scale and will not be included with the jewelry.
**One 3V CR2032 battery will be included with the jewelry. You should get about 35 hours with all the colors and then the pendant will continue running for an additional 100 hours with fewer colors, as the power winds down.
***Comes with a signed certificate of authenticity, filled in & signed by the artist; photo of the piece & materials are listed on the reverse side of the card. There is also a little surprise when you push the button!
****All measurements were taken without the battery inserted.