Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus) - Copper Plated Necklace #1
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This pendant contains one small sprig of Cornflower (Centaurea cyanus), dried and preserved in a clear dome of glass-like resin and then electroformed with a ring of patina'd copper.
Cornflower, named for the tendency of the plant to occupy pastoral lands in it's native range, is considered to have some of the most vividly blue flowers in existence - a rarity in and of itself in the botanical world. For this reason, Cornflowers have historically been used as a rich blue pigment, and in modern usage, "cornflower blue" is still a widely used name for it's particular hue. The flower is also the national flower of Estonia.
This specimen has been pressed and coated with a UV resistant finish prior to being encapsulated in resin.
The pendant measures 43mm long by 31mm wide - or approximately 1 3/4" by 1 1/4". This pendant is one of a kind and will be hand wrapped in white tissue paper and hemp twine and come with a small tag stating the name of the species, stamped by hand and typed on a vintage typewriter.
Please let me know at checkout if you have a necklace length preference! Otherwise I will include an 18" chain by default.