We combine potpourri grade botanicals and Alumilite resin and create a unique but one of a kind botanical pen blank.
Here we use organic Egyptian Marigold or Calendula petals and a bright orange resin, as a result you receive a pen blank of the highest quality.
History – Courtesy of Wikipedia
Calendula species have been used traditionally as culinary and medicinal herbs. The petals are edible and can be used fresh in salads or dried and used to color cheese or as a replacement for saffron. A yellow dye has been extracted from the flowers.
Romans and Greeks used the golden calendula in many rituals and ceremonies, sometimes wearing crowns or garlands made from the flowers. One of its nicknames is “Mary’s Gold,” referring to the flowers’ use in early Catholic events in some countries. Calendula flowers are sacred flowers in India and have been used to decorate the statues of Hindu deities since early times.
Calendula species have been used in cooking for centuries. The flowers were a common ingredient in German soups and stews, which explains the nickname “pot marigold”. The lovely golden petals were also used to add color to butter and cheese. The flowers are traditional ingredients in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes. Calendula tea provides health benefits, as well as being delicious.
Marigold Botanical – specifications:
– Bright orange epoxy resin
– Pen blanks are nominally 3/4″ x 3/4″ x 5 1/2″
– Each is handmade by me in my studio
– Each resin cast blank is sufficient for 2 single barrel pens
Pen Blank Info
– Each blank is created by me in my studio
– Pictures are representative of the blanks you will receive