So what does space jewelry look like? I decided to make this necklace featuring a small piece of meteorite. It doesn’t grant me super powers, and inversely, it’s not my kryptonite, but I love the look on peoples’ faces when I tell them I’m wearing outer space jewelry.
Finding random pieces of meteorites is not easy since the best places to go are Egypt along the Nile and secondly, the Sahara, but there’s always Siberia… If you’re planning a trip anyway you might check out the recent meteorite impact site.
Apparently thought it looks like I’m not the only one with a desire to have out of this world fashion sense:
Shortly after being knighted, Sir Terry Pratchett, the British sci-fi writer used meteorite iron when making his sword (every knight needs a sword, right?). According to archaeometallurist Thilo Rehren from the University of College London at Qatar in Doha, as far back as 3,200 BC the Egyptians were wearing E.T. bling.
Question: What would you make out of a meteorite that fell in your backyard?
(Bonus points if you describe the super powers you get from it)