The initial 'Projecting idea' creator Luke Jerram liked my project on PetaPixel.com. Luke is a worldwide known UK artist, who has created many extraordinary art projects, like Glass Microbiology, etc.
9 years ago, I met my angel Becky. For the first time in my life, I can hear the pounding of my heart when I talk to a girl. So I believe I find my cup of tea. Every 31st Dec, I will carefully choose a gift for Becky for our anniversary. After buying her so many common gifts, Becky asked me “You are an engineer, who can design many things, why not design one for me?” Her words woke me up. Why not?
In 2011, I came across Luke’s projecting ring and really liked it. It was a one-off design that Luke made for his wife, so I want to make one for Becky. For Becky’s preference I redesign his ring into a pendant by myself. The first prototype was big but functional, and it gave Becky a big surprise on our 2011’s anniversary. Afterwards, I keep trying to find high resolution microphotograph and better lens to shrink its size to a normal one. Now with the help of advance technology, I am able to make it a proper-sized high-quality projecting pendant…
On 3rd Jan 2013, Becky received her special pendant and she really loved it. After showing it to our friends, I received lots of requests to make more. So now I’ve decided to make it a real product and let every couple of lovers express their feelings in an exceptional way!
Now we are working with a local jewelry designer to turn this design into real product. We have already spent 6 months in making the first prototype and now we have found out the best way to manufacture the suitable lens, how to place the microphotograph just at the focus point when assemble the pendant. This projecting pendant is not just a jewelry but also represent the state of the art of the optical and film process technology. The tiny lens requires 0.01mm tolerance in manufacturing process. And there are only three sets of processing machine in China can make this kind of high precision color microphotograph.
Currently our projecting pendant can project the microphotograph 3000 times larger with the image can be clearly seen on any flat surface! In the future the pendant will be manufactured in China and ship to worldwide. If we are successfully funded, we will be able to finish the tooling in 2 weeks and send out the pendant in the next 3 weeks. Now everything is ready to go, we just need your help to place an minimal order to the jewelry factory and in a return you can give your friend or your family member a big surprise!
This is a cup-themed pendant. The delicate appearance incorporates Chinese characters meaning "love of my life" and English words of "my cup of tea", smartly incorporating the wishes and hopes for love between the East and the West. Combined with heart shaped clovers, floral patterns, and shiny gems, this product is not only elegant but also full of sentiments of love.
A wonderful moment or thoughtful wish can be preserved by custom-order projections. A fascinating piece of jewellery should not only present beauty, but also bring the unique feelings of love for the wearer. When you give this gift to your special one, he or she will definitely be surprised and experience your feelings enjoyably.Just placing a torch (coming with the pendant) behind the microphotograph, you can project it onto a wall in the dark. You just need to practice a little bit before show it to your special one.
Now we have two designs for backers to choose from, which is the classic and the luxury. The difference between them is the number of gems set on the pendant. The classic pendant has 3 stones where the luxury one has 40.
What will you receive:
1. A custom made projecting pendant
2. We can use laser to print a message on the pendant, which you want to say to your special one within 20 letters.
2. A small torch
3. A beautiful jewelery box
Risks and challenges
The biggest risk for this project is the product consistency. The jewelry in this shape requires lots of hand work, which will bring in some tolerance in pendant's shape and size. Unfortunately our design needs to place the color microphotograph just at the focus point of the lens. We are now developing some tools to help the workers in the jewelry factory, with your help we can make it better.
As every projecting pendant is unique, we need to transfer the picture we received into proper format and turn it into color microphotograph. This will delay the product delivery time if we get too many orders at the same time :)
Talk to our designer and make an engagement ring for your special one! As everyone's ring size is different, we need to custom made a special lens for the ring. The estimated delivery time is 2 months.