“Peacock Jitters” sharp-edged 30mm D20
jitters (n.) – extreme nervousness. 1925 American English, perhaps an alteration of dialectal “chitter” meaning tremble/shiver from Middle English “chittern” meaning to twitter or to chatter.
A chaotic, peacock-inspired palette. Generous amounts of holographic glitter and very fine particles of silver & gold metal leaf are suspended in clear, colorless resin which affords some beautiful windows in this design. Coils of shimmering teal billow up from within – initially more concentrated with some well-defined loops, expanding up from below (the 1-face) and opening to more broad nebulous teal blooms of near the top (20-face) where an entrancing glow and depth give way. A darkly ominous, shimmering blackish-purple band of resin, utterly jam-packed with chameleon color-shifting flake, winds its way around the outer edges of the die, again, most concentrated at, and rising up from, the bottom of the piece. The opaque flake shifts in captivating tones of pink, purple, teal, and green. Our Disruptr Deco typeface is inked in the same pale, rose-leaning gold showcased in our “RAPTURE” design. It has been polished to a very high standard and has a reflective, glossy, glass-like finish.
This oversized piece has a pleasing weight/heft to it, measuring 30mm across from flat-face-to-flat-face. For reference, most standard-sized D20s measure 20mm across the same plane.
This is our first finished 30mm D20 in our brand, and it is also the prototype of this particular design; future casts of this design will vary slightly from this piece, so this may be a happy opportunity for those who enjoy having something unique in their collection!
◆ QUALITY, MATERIALS, SHIPPING & COVERAGE:
– DISCLAIMER: With the exception of the 3D-printed masters which make them possible, our dice are handmade from start-to-finish. We designed and generated our proprietary typeface. Moulding, casting, sanding, inking, and polishing of pieces are all currently completed in-house with no industrial applications or outsourcing. Given this, as with nearly any handmade item, small imperfections should be expected – in the case of resin dice, this could be microscratches in the finish, or small tooling marks from the moulding and casting process, though we do our utmost to prevent or skillfully correct such. We take great pains to photograph accurate representation of our works, and obviously cannot compensate for variation in resolution and/or color displays across all monitors/devices. Considering our commitment to quality and transparency around our product features (see below), requests for returns and/or refunds based on these criteria or aesthetics are respectfully denied.
– OUR QUALITY PROMISE:
1. We take pride in our craftmanship and attention to detail, and we maintain unapologetically high standards for quality. For example, we currently invest 20+ hours to sand/polish/ink a single set of dice or a 30mm D20.
2. All flaws are meticulously detailed in both writing and photos at the time of listing.
3. Our pieces are usually entirely free of micro-scatches under incandescent light, sunlight, and most LED light. If microscratches are easily observed, it seems to only be possible when purposefully seeking them out by reflecting HALOGEN lighting directly off a die face at precise angles. Again, every effort is made to prevent or correct such marks.
4. We won’t release a product for sale that includes what we consider to be major flaws, including but not limited to: voids, missing pieces/chunks, sanded off numbers, surface bubbles, warped faces, obviously rounded/wandering corners, fogging on an intended glossy finish, etc. If after viewing the flaw details on an item, you have remaining questions, please contact us. We are most readily reachable on Instagram.
– MATERIALS: We cast with a 2-part epoxy resin which contains UV stabalizers as well as HALS, which should help minimize, if not eliminate, yellowing that can be typical of epoxy resins over time. The specific resin we have worked with for the last 1.5 years has performed exceedingly well in this arena. Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to refund or replace pieces should they yellow at some point far in the future; before buying, please consider that this is a risk assumed when buying any type of epoxy resin art.
– SHIPPING & COVERAGE: Shipping costs assumed by winning bidder. To USA $15 USD (automatically insured for $100 CAD/~$80 USD); to Canada $20 USD (automatically insured for $100 CAD/~$80 USD); to Intercontinental locations $11+ USD (uninsured and usually untracked). Shipping is paid separately from auction win; exchange of pertinent info and payment (PayPal only) will be solely between the buyer and vendor after auction end; please ensure you have entered a frequently used email address in your account settings so that we can contact you after the listing closes. Additional insurance and/or insurance for Intercontinental shipments can be arranged at buyer’s request and expense. Any fees/duties/taxes resulting from import are the sole responsibility of the recipient. Should your insured item become damaged or lost in transit, we will work with you to recoup the insured cost; buyer assumes responsibility for any damage/loss on uninsured shipments or uninsured values if not insured for full value of purchase.
◆ CARE INSTRUCTIONS:
– This piece was cast on 04 June 2021. The die has cured and firmed to a sufficient degree to allow for finishing (sanding and polishing) to take place, but will reach peak hardness on or around 05 July 2021; until that date is reached, extra care should be taken to ensure the die is not subjected to drops, abrasion, compression, or extreme temperatures.
– Always keep your resin art piece(s) away from extreme temperatures and out of the sun; heat can soften resin to the point where the piece can be permanently mishappen, and sunlight can accelerate yellowing of the epoxy AND fade the pigments used within.
– To preserve the glass-like finish and sharp edges on the piece, it is advisable to store it separately from the rest of your dice, especially sets/pieces that may be harder than the epoxy itself, such as metal, glass, or stone dice for example.
– Do not soak or submerge our dice in water or other solvents; to do so may damage the inking to the point where it becomes rippled and uneven. If you ever feel you need to clean our dice, please use a non-abrasive cloth or paper towel modestly dampened with only water to wipe the faces of the die/dice.
– We recommend refraining from re-inking our dice. Due to the nature of our proprietary typeface design, the inking process is very complicated and tedious and we do not recommend putting yourself through this. Beyond this, we have not tested our resin’s resilience against common de-inking solvents. We will not be held responsible damages to pieces caused by de-inking efforts gone awry.
– We recommend rolling our pieces on a soft surface such as a fabric/felt/leather-lined rolling tray. Despite their beauty and craft, we do not recommend rolling our dice on resin-poured dice trays; to do so may damage the die and/or the tray.
◆ FLAWS SPECIFIC TO THIS ITEM (all were very difficult to capture in photos and the die presents well under routine viewing conditions):
– 1-face and 20-face: some very fine resin rippling/waves that appeared during the final phase of polishing. Could be flake/pigment deposits creating small inconsistencies at surface or perhaps excessive friction applied during the finishing process; not immediately obvious, but visible when looking for it and reflecting light directly off the surface at a specific angle
– 7-1 edge: a couple of small dimples along this edge remain from a mould crease/seam which has been mostly removed through the finishing process; not immediately obvious, but visible when looking for it and reflecting light directly off the surface at a specific angle
– 9-face: small nick in the resin “bridge” in the middle of the number; not immediately obvious, but visible when looking for it and reflecting light directly off the surface at a specific angle
– 13/5/15 corner: Primarily resting on the 13-face itself, with a smaller mark on the 15-face, and slightly breaching the 13/5 edge, there is a small pit from a breach of a metal leaf flake which came out while sanding; more obvious than the previous two disclosed flaws and visible 100% of the time; don’t have to go looking for it, but small and will not affect playability or balance in a way that is relevant outside of a casino setting; corner formation and sharp point/edges still intact.
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