In fact… it’s past time. My wife and I have finished up a few Solar System bracelets from the planet beads I had made. They’re being posted to Etsy now. If you like them as much as I do, I’m going to need to make some more. Learning their order, different chemical make-ups and temperatures is all well and good, but by just researching the planets colors, sizes, and other physical features, I’ve had a lot of fun simulating each planets characteristics in polymer clay. The colors of the planet beads are as close to the “real” colors of the planets as my research could find:
If you aren’t familiar with the sun I’m sorry for you; it’s the big fireball in the sky, outside during the daytime. It’s where most of the light comes from. It’s by far the largest body in our Solar System and consequently the largest bead on the bracelet.
The beads aren’t sized to “proper” scale but they are correctly sized relative to one another.
The smallest planet (if you don’t include Pluto way out in the Kuiper belt) and closest to the Sun is a little ashy grey rock with a giant iron core, but hey… if you were that close to the Sun, you’d be ashy and grey too.
Named after the Roman goddess of beauty and love, Venus is the brightest natural object in the night sky (besides the moon). In fact, it’s brightness has been noticed and admired since at least 1581 BC, when it was referred to on a Babylonian tablet as Nin-dar-an-na, or “bright queen of the sky”. It’s almost the same size as the earth and is completely covered in thick clouds.
If you go out where there are no city lights and gaze into the sky marbled in stars it’ll be especially difficult to spot Earth. Wonder why that is?
You’re Earth’s certainly the most dense in the solar system.
It looks red because of all the iron oxide on its surface. Very generally speaking, it’s rust!
Whereas the Sun is the largest body in our Solar System, Jupiter is the largest planet. How large is it? It’s SO LARGE that it’s largest moon is larger than the planet Mercury! Large!
It’s the second largest planet and has the fastest winds recorded in our solar system: 1,120 mph. It’s enormous rings are on about 1/2 mile thick and consist mostly of water ice particles.
Uranus is a light turquoise… that’s it. If you want to know more you’ll have to explore Uranus yourself. What? You want to see a picture of Uranus? Sorry buddy, this isn’t that kinda website!
It’s very similar to Uranus. In fact, they’re both blue due to red light being absorbed by their atmospheric methane.
There are countless variations for the designs so if you want a bracelet strung up a specific way, don’t hesitate to ask.