1″ x 1.5″, slate and glass

We’ve been dealing with faults of all kinds lately, from cracks in the cement bench in our yard to disagreements about whose fault it is that the kitchen is messy. After Perseverance landed on Mars last week I learned that Mars doesn’t have tectonic plates.  No movement to create continents, no mountains or Marsquakes. It sounds stable, but less interesting than Earth, with all its faults.  In this pendant I filled the “fault lines” between pieces of slate with iridized black glass and recycled purple glass to highlight the beauty of the spaces in-between. It looks better in the shifting light of the sun, but the photo will have to suffice here.