Category Archives: Astronomy

MiniVerse Solar System Bracelet on NPR’s Science Friday

Here’s a Valentine’s Day Equation for you: 02142012 + j = ♥ (Where j=jewels) Annette Heist of National Public Radio’s Science Friday has collected a “treasure chest of sciencey jewels” perfect for your Valentine! The “MiniVerse” Solar System Bracelet is … Continue reading

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Gift Guide for Geeks! …featuring Solar System Necklace Kits

Hooray! CraftZine‘s Rachel Hobson has curated a delightful Gift Guide for Geeks! I’m stoked to see our Solar System Necklace Kit in there, along with some really amazing stuff: my favorites are probably the Stitchable iPhone Case and Nyan Cat … Continue reading

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Solar System Necklace in Best of MAKE:2010

WOOT WOOT! We couldn’t be more stoked! Our original Solar System Necklace design was featured in MAKE: magazine’s Best of MAKE: 2010! There are some amazing projects in the Best of MAKE: 2010 collection, including a knitted skeleton, bendy-straw shrimp, … Continue reading

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Moons of Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune – Proportional Astronomy Necklaces

How cool would it be if we Earthlings had not one, but many Moons in our orbit? Would Moonlight from 63 different angles be as romantic? Jupiter, Saturn, and Neptune are all known for being surrounded by wild lovely storms … Continue reading

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Comet Pendant & Solar System Necklace at NASA

The Solar System Necklace series’ latest adventure into Space is with NASA’s Cassini Mission! After conversing with Cassini Mission Astronomer Jane Houston Jones, I was honored and very flattered to be asked to submit images for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory … Continue reading

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Truly Fantastic Review for Solar System Necklace Kit

Here’s the first customer review of the Solar System Necklace Kit on Makers Market: “I’m eleven (11) yrs. old, & dad bought this for mom. I assembled it by myself with help from dad on making the clasp and getting … Continue reading

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Solar System Necklaces in the Blog-o-Verse

The Solar System Necklaces have had a very exciting couple of days! I was very excited to discover the recent Planetary Society interview about the Solar System Necklace Series referenced on the MAKE:zine and Makers Market blogs, which bounced through … Continue reading

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Planetary Society Interview: The Solar System, in Jewelry Form

I am amazingly wonderfully honored to be interviewed by The Planetary Society about the Astronomy Beadwork project and Solar System Necklace series. In fact, “amazingly wonderfully honored” seems like sort of a silly understatement… I mean… wow!   Being featured … Continue reading

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Maker Faire, Average Jane Crafter & More Adventures in Astronomy Beadwork

The last month has been a blur of production, development, presentations, lectures, and life’s general mayhem! A few highlights: I’m still glowing with delight since my Astronomy Beadwork presentation won an Editor’s Choice Award at Maker Faire this year! In … Continue reading

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What does your Universe Look Like?

The project I’m sharing at Maker Faire this year is Astronomy Beadwork: beaded necklaces that depict the proportional distances of Space. My query for you out there, is “What does your Universe Look Like?” In my studies in Art History, … Continue reading

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