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The lady's slipper orchids are characterized by a modified petal which forms a pouch resembling a woman's slipper. The purpose of the slipper is to temporarily trap pollinators. When a pollinating insect slips into the pouch, it must climb out, collecting and leaving pollen as it goes. This pendant is based on the lady's slipper orchid Cypripedium calceolus, a species widely distributed in woodland environments in Europe, including the Leutra Valley of central Germany.

The jewelry is created by 3D-printing in wax followed by metal casting in solid bronze, solid brass or solid sterling silver. The Cypripedium pendant is lightly polished after casting to give the piece a smooth glossy texture.

To prevent waste and overstock, the jewelry is not made until you order. Please allow 3-4 weeks for printing and shipping. All items are gift-wrapped in original, recyclable Ontogenie packaging and then shipped insured by registered mail, worldwide.

The pendant is approximately 2.4cm long below the loop and 1.5cm wide.

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All of my designs are achieved by 3D-printing combined with lost wax casting. If I have the piece you want in stock, I can usually ship it the next day. If it isn't in stock, please allow 3 weeks for printing until I can ship it.
Are you fond of an organism, but don't see it in my collection? Let me know, I look forward to hearing from you. ontogenie3d@gmail.com
All of my pieces are gift wrapped in Ontogenie recycled paper boxes containing shredded wood and finished with twine.

Cypripedium Lady's Slipper Orchid Pendant - Botany- Science Jewelry in bronze, brass & silver

$83.59+

Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Primary color: Silver
  • Secondary color: Bronze
  • Holiday: Mother's Day
  • Occasion: Wedding
  • Materials: brass, bronze, silver
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from Germany
  • Feedback: 35 reviews
  • Favorited by: 25 people