A Rose By Any Other Name...
Compare our succulent casts to our 3D printed rose design.
3D Printed Roses
This overhead view of a rose started off as a carving that I did one night when I couldn't sleep.
As you can see from the photo it is a pretty large carving. We did end up casting it in silver and it weighed over 2 ounces. So I asked Cesar if he could recreate it in his 3D software so we could print a smaller version to cast. And of course, his computer version is slightly more intricate and perfect than my carving. The design is able to capture that swirling center of a rose, while being very easy to wear because it is flat and lightweight. Check out the succulent rose casts below.
Roses were probably the first flower to be cultivated for decorative purposes. Their images appear in art & architecture created during the Roman Empire, as well as even further back in Shang Dynasty China (circa 1400 B.C.E)
The pieces that follow were all cast from succulents that simply resemble a rose. Because they are succulents, they have thick juicy leaves that withstand the process of making plaster molds. And because we can mold a living plant, these pieces are all one-of-a-kind - very similar, but essentially a unique replica of part of the plant.
Our two favorite flower like designs both come from sedums- the Limelight and the Capo Blanco cultivars form the same swirling rosettes that real roses do. Unlike the slim 3D printed rose design, these pieces have a little weight to them.
See our full collection of flower designs here: