German Christmas Star Pendant
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This pendant is inspired by Froebel stars (Fröbelsterne), the intricate origami stars that are folded as Christmas decorations in Germany. The stars are named as a tribute to Friedrich Fröbel, a 19th century German educator who is the father of the kindergarten concept. He taught pre-school children to fold origami stars to improve their manual dexterity prior to entering school where they would be required to master the use of a fountain pen. The stars have a long tradition in the state of Thuringia in Germany and to this day people still fold "Fröbelsterne" before Christmas and hang them on their trees.
Instructions for folding your own Froebel star can be viewed here: Origami Froebel Star
The Fröbelstern pendant is 1.5 cm (0.6 inches) wide and 1.9 cm (0.8 inch) long. This is a smaller version of a previous design. See also the Fröbelstern Earrings.
The pendant is 3D printed in solid bronze, 14K gold plated brass, or sterling silver, finished with a 45 cm/18 inch long rose gold plated silver, gold plated silver chain, or silver chain to match*, and is ready for gift giving with a gift box, polishing cloth, and care instructions.
*While a 45 cm/18 inch fits most, other chain lengths are available. At checkout, write a note indicating your preference.