Pelican medallion

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.

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