Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana) - Suncatcher Prism #1
This pendant contains one small specimen of Chokecherry (Prunus virginiana), pressed and preserved in a glass-like prism of clear resin.
Chokecherry, also called Bird Cherry, is a variety of cherry native to the northeast United States. It produces a stalk of white flowers in the spring and a vivid spike of red berries in the autumn. The cherries themselves are bitter, but can be dried or made into jam to make them more palatable, making them a valuable source of wild food.
This 5" (127mm) by 1 1/8" (28mm) prism uses a science-grade prism as a model in order to create a strong prism effect. Hang the prism in a sunny window, or place it on a windowsill, and when the light strikes the piece just so, the light will refract and throw dazzling rainbows throughout the room.
This specimen has been dried and coated with a UV resistant finish prior to being encapsulated in resin.