This was one heck of a project....
Each piece of this set was individually handmade using polymer clay. They were then cemented to mirror disks and glazed for protection. The average height being about three inches tall. The board itself was made out of glass. The back was brushed with a transparent paint that made it look like stained glass. (I picked out colors to try and make it look like the grass in the game.) The total set took over a hundred hours to create.
ADDITION (9/10/11): Now that things have calmed down a little, (I've been very busy outside DA recently.) I wanted to take a moment and thank everyone who's commented on this piece. A special thank you to ~ridiculyss
for suggesting it and to ^KubusRubus
who thought it was worth the DD. I've never gotten a DD before. I honestly thought my account had been hacked into when I woke up in the morning to see 470 notices on my profile.
I also owe a special thanks to another DA artist, ~Selurnis
. If it wasn't for her I probably never would have gotten into colored polymer clay in the first place. She taught me almost everything I knew at the time about polymer clay and everything I knew about making objects this small. If it wasn't for her this piece might not have even existed, much less come out as well as it did.
I didn't have room in my place to display it, so someone bought it from me shortly after it was finished. I don't know where it is, but if they happen to read this I'd be curious to know where it ended up. As long as someone is having fun playing with it, I consider the work well worth it. (I never was very good at chess.)