Kit, Solar System Necklace, Proportional Distances, Solar System Beadwork Kit, Cosmogram Necklace, Planets, Science, DIY, Craft Kit,Bead Kit

Kit, Solar System Necklace, Proportional Distances, Solar System Beadwork Kit, Cosmogram Necklace, Planets, Science, DIY, Craft Kit,Bead Kit

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Solar System Necklace Kit
Measure the distances of Space!

Hooray! Our Solar System Jewelry series has been featured by The Planetary Society, MAKE: NASA, and NPR's Science Friday!

You are Here!
Build a beaded Solar System demonstrating each planet’s distance from the Sun.

Distances between planet orbits are proportionally accurate,
with each tiny black glass bead representing approximately
~20 million miles / ~32 million kilometers of Space.

Our Solar System Cosmogram Necklace features Stone, Glass, and Shell beads to represent the Sun, Planets, Moons and Asteroid Belt.
Planets, Moons, and Asteroids are enlarged for dramatic emphasis*.

Mercury = Marbled Agate
Venus = Crazy Lace Agate
Earth = Sodalite
Moon = Moonstone
Mars = Red Jasper
Asteroid Belt = Leopard Jasper
Jupiter = Jupiter Jasper
Saturn = Botswana Agate, Mother-of-Pearl
Uranus = Amethyst
Neptune = Aventurine
Pluto = Picture Jasper

Educational Project Kit contains Stone, Glass, and Shell Beads, Beading Wire, and Clasp.

Printed Paper Pattern includes Written Step-by-step Instructions.
Includes patterns for long and short versions of the necklace.

A Solar System Necklace is a great conversation starter,
and a reminder of where we are in the Solar System:
this beadwork project is both an astrometric chart
and a decorative cosmogram,
inspiring thoughts of the vastness of Space.

This Solar System Beadwork Kit includes beads to represent the Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, our Moon, Mars, the Asteroid Belt (includes 5 asteroid beads for Ceres, Vesta, or your favorites), Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and the popular controversial dwarf planet Pluto, representing the Kuiper belt. Planets with many moons are noted with opalescent glass beads next to them on the necklace.

Tools Required: Needle nose pliers, wire cutter, household adhesive tape (optional).

Instructions detail the process of building a Solar System Necklace of your chosen length: with a bit of modification the materials could be made into a bracelet, anklet or other type of Solar System Jewelry, an embellishment for a garment, decoration for your home, or a project from your own imagination!

*Not for use in actual Space Navigation

Designer: Laura Cesari for Chain of Being - Spring 2010
Based on a pattern from Nature.

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Read more about the Solar System Jewelry Series!

The Planetary Society:
http://www.planetary.org/blog/article/00002565/

MAKE: magazine - "Best of MAKE: 2010 - Crafts"
http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2010/12/best-of-make-online-2010-crafts.html

Craftzine:
http://blog.craftzine.com/archive/2010/04/artist_explores_universe_throu.html

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More info & updates:
chainofbeing.us
solarsystemnecklace.com

Shipping from United States

Processing time

Please contact me to find out when this item will be ready to ship.

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 1 - 5 business days
  • Europe : 1 - 2 weeks
  • Australia, New Zealand and Oceania : 1 - 2 weeks

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Items on sale

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Questions about your order?

Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! The Original MiniVerse Proportional Solar System Jewelry!

Hooray! You've found the original proportional Solar System Jewelry featured by The Planetary Society, NASA, and NPR's Science Friday!

As with any famous or successful design, please beware of low-quality fakes, counterfeits, and knock-offs.

In 2010, NASA made a tutorial from our MiniVerse Necklace, and our kit won the Maker Faire Blue Ribbon! Since then, we've seen cheap knock-offs of the design, often copying our name "MiniVerse", without permission. We are not affiliated with these sellers, and cannot provide any guarantees or customer service for their products.

Here's where you can find our original pieces:
- Our Etsy shop: chainofbeing.etsy.com
- Our Amazon shop: www.amazon.com/shops/chainofbeing
- Our Website: chainofbeing.us

Custom and personalized orders

We take requests!
Please ask about custom designs, custom lengths, or custom clasps.

We can make any size bracelet, to fit anyone!
Send a conversation through Etsy or at checkout,
if you need a specialized length or clasp for any item.

Most necklaces can be made as a bracelet or anklet, and vice versa,
and most items can be made with a lobster-claw or toggle clasp.

Please note that custom orders may take up to an additional 1-2 weeks.

Please note, if you order a regular item and then ask for a customization,
your item will be considered a custom item and will take up to an additional 2 weeks to complete.

Care instructions

We use durable, high-quality Jeweler's-grade beads and wire.

We test everything, and our jewelry should last a long time under normal fashion jewelry wear conditions.

But, please note, our items are not "indestructible" :)

We recommend removing your jewelry before bathing, swimming, sports, or any activity that will place unusual stress on your jewelry.

These items are not designed to go in the washing machine, dryer, microwave, or dishwasher.

These items are not designed to be load-bearing (please do not hang anything from them or tie them around something).

Bulk Discounts & Wholesale

We can often give a discount if you are buying 3 or more of the same item.
Please send a conversation through Etsy if you are looking for a wedding set, a group costume, or a small number of items for a special occasion.

Most items are available Wholesale in lots of 20 or more,
please send a message via Etsy if you are interested in Wholesale orders.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Each item includes a small folding card with a description of the item and space to write.

Most items are shipped in a small cardboard jewelry box, stamped with our logo.

Please send us a note if you would like to include a gift message with your order!

Materials & Variations

We use high-quality Natural Gemstones. Please expect variations in Gemstone texture and color. We prioritize quality and color rather than needing to find a specific gem.

Our products are made in California, and our materials comply with California's safe materials standards :)

Occasional variations in stones, clasps & findings may occur, based on trends and availability.

Rush Items

*We can’t always rush items, but we’ll try!*
If you need something to arrive by a certain date,
such as a birthday, holiday, anniversary, or special occasion,
please let us know and we'll do our best to get it there on time.

(Please note, we do not “expedite” orders - your order will still be processed in the order received.)

We thank you in advance for your patience!
We are a small, 2-person shop,
and we make everything ourselves,
so our process can be delayed
by emergencies and unforeseen events,
competition between in-person and online sales,
or high volumes of orders due to good reviews and holidays.

If for some reason your order is delayed,
we will do our best to contact you as soon as we can.

Seller did not respond to multiple messages asking for updates, gave no shipping info, item shipped much later than shop policies suggested, package did not include a note or invoice of any kind. It's a lovely kit, but it isn't worth the hassle of such an uncommunicative and hostile seller. It arrived too late to be given as the gift it was intended to be.


What a wonderful concept! Wish more sellers would sell their creations as kits for us DIYers.



I got this today - thank you so much for making sure it arrived before I went out of town! The beads are beautiful and I'm looking forward to making this.


really nice kits, thank you!