Snowflake Bentley 2021 Ornament
You may know that no two snowflakes are alike...but did you know it was a Vermont farmer who discovered that?
Or that Danforth Pewter has the privilege of being commissioned each year to make one design based on "Snowflake" Bentley's original collection?
In 1885, W.A. Bentley, a self-educated Vermont farmer, became the first person to photograph a single snow crystal. "Snowflake" Bentley would go on to capture more than 5000 snowflakes during his lifetime, and he never found two alike. Today, the Jericho, Vermont Historical Society commissions Danforth Pewter to make one annual, limited-edition design based on Bentley's original photography.
We hope your 2021 Snowflake Bentley will serve as a year-round reminder of the astonishing detail and uniqueness present in every single snowflake.
A story card describing Bentley's work and an imprinted flannel pouch is included in each ornament gift box. The 2021 Snowflake ornament measures 2 7/8 " wide x 3" tall and is tied with a wine-colored satin ribbon. A portion of all sales supports the Historical Society. This design is also available as a necklace, earrings, scatter pin, and zipper pull.
The 2021 Snowflake Bentley is NOT included in our Buy 6 get the 7th Free Ornament promotion and cannot be discounted, due to the fact that this is a commissioned piece. It is not available wholesale.