This design was inspired by the swirling seed heads of Clematis flowers. When I first saw the seed pods, the first thought that came to my mind was, "The flower is dancing." This model took me longer than expected to finish. My first model was a chaotic tangle of lines. (It looked like the flower went mad instead... hahaha) I went back to look at references to try to capture the original lightness and motion of the flower seeds. At the end, the model was tweaked further to make sure none of the tails intersect each other.


IN: 1.898 w x 1.96 d x 1.602 h
CM: 4.82 w x 4.978 d x 4.07 h


Sign In or Join to comment.
I ordered this in white plastic. It looks beautiful, and not nearly as rough as the picture looks (I was a little worried about that, but I'm so glad I ordered it anyway!) It's small, but a lovely piece, and a wonderful gift for people who like flowers.
December 20, 2012, 10:41 pm
Can this really be printed in sandstone?
December 19, 2012, 12:27 am
Hello, what software(s) did you use to make this wonderful creation?
August 8, 2012, 6:56 pm
May 16, 2012, 2:42 pm
Really cool!!
January 30, 2009, 8:58 pm
Nice stuff!! If you add some of your pictuers here they will be displayed on the homepage. Let me know once/if you have added them.
January 23, 2009, 8:35 pm
Very nice and intricate design. It looks 'alive'.
January 6, 2009, 9:21 pm
A close second for my favorite in the Metal3DPrint contest. You can really imagine the movement in the twining of the tails.
January 3, 2009, 2:26 am
Favorited by (102)
More From yanying


We're sorry to inform you that we no longer support this browser and can't confirm that everything will work as expected. For the best Shapeways experience, please use one of the following browsers:

Click anywhere outside this window to continue.