This was made
for my apprentice brother Philip The Pilgrim on his elevation
to the Order of the Pelican. He wanted something that would
"show up at night at Pennsic" as he is best known
for working security at war. A nice shiny medallion can
stop some problems before they start. I
chose Satin 12/0 3-cut - transparent, but a little opaque
so they would absorb light and reflect it back, even in
the dimmest of lighting conditons. these babies glow like
they were radioactive. Satin
beads look like they are made of bundles of fiber optics.
3-cuts are randomly faceted with flat spots for sparkle.
3-cuts are not available in many colors, satins even less,
as they are HAND GROUND by real humans in Czechoslovakia.
Some colors only come around once every 5-10 years. This
is only the second pelican I have made, and I wanted itextra
special and the satin 3-cuts solved my objectives - awe
and recognizability from far away, even at night.
To make the bird "pop"even
more, I outlined it in black 3-cuts. The medallion can clearly
be recognized from 20 yards away, or more.