Last week’s Mooncrafts post was such a rollicking good time (okay, for me I mean), that I decided to post another segment! First up, a set of rings, one featuring Mokume-gane (“wood-grain metal”) in a raindrop pattern, which does well as a lunar-crater pattern too (in my opinion.)
Next up, a lunar surface pendant:
The listing itself is short on description, but it features “craters” in sterling silver, a small faceted sapphire, and a bumpy lunar “surface” of botryoidal azurite (the blue sibling of malachite.) I am giving you all these links because minerals and gemstones are important to me, and I would be remiss if I didn’t satisfy your curiosity with explanations of the terms, should you be curious. Besides, it’s not every day you run into a weird word like botryoidal!
Finally, one might call this last item a stretch, in terms of its “lunar-ness”, but it reminds me of funky sci-fi movie sets, and has the word “lunar” in the title, so I am letting it pass. That it is raku probably helped its chances, in my particular case:
In truth, I definitely think this should be an artifact from an ancient lunar civilization, or perhaps a future civilization that was somehow punted through a time distortion to land in the year 2010. Would have this in my office in a heartbeat.