After perfecting the taste of her delicious lollipops, Jena Chambers discovered a new way to add flair to her treats using 3D Printing.
Jena Chambers, founder of Pandora’s Pops, began her business in 2012 with the pure purpose of creating treats that are as nourishing as they are delicious. Only a few short years into her lollipop-perfecting business, she paired up with 3D designer Lana Briscella to create 3D printed molds for her specialty flavors.
Below, we chat with Jena to learn more about her pops and her process.
Jena, tell us a little bit about yourself and Pandora’s Pops?
Pandora’s Pops™ are delicious holistic lollipops, elevating your brain and body with intentional superfoods, herbs & essential oils. Some are sugar-free (made with all-natural xylitol, crystals from plant fibers), and others are sweetened with organic cane sugar. The most adventurous are our Aphrodisiac Pops, activating your love life. We also offer The Alchemist turmeric pops, lavender & chamomile Calming Pops, Happy Genius pops, and more. All are vegan & free of corn syrup, artificial flavorings & colorings, gluten & GMOs. Instead, they delight your tongue with fresh, carefully-sourced ingredients. Pandora’s Pops are handcrafted by wellness artisans in California.
What’s the story behind your designs? What inspires you?
What brought you to 3D printing with Shapeways?
We ordered prints from both a local 3D printer and from Shapeways. The local ones arrived faster due to shipping timing, but were far less crisp and manicured. Even if I had filed them down to capture details, they wouldn’t have been nearly as precise as the Shapeways ones. I also have been very impressed with customer service throughout, especially as I’m new to 3D printing and have needed some guidance.
Recently I teamed up with Lana Briscella, who designed the 3D model for both our Taste the Rainbow and Burning Man lollipops. She and her husband have a studio called Aminimal. Their work is always inspiring.
Lana and John Briscella of Aminimal Studio. I’m looking forward to meeting more of you!
If you’re headed to Burning Man this year, you can look forward to enjoying these tasty sweets out on the playa!