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Jena Chambers Creates the Perfect 3D Printed Pops

by • August 14, 2016 • No Comments

After perfecting the taste of her delicious lollipops, Jena Chambers found a new way to add flair to her treats via 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 developer Lana Briscella to turn it into 3D printed molds for her specialty flavors.

Jena Chambers and popsicles!

Below, we chat with Jena to learn additional of her pops and her system

Jena, tell us a little bit of by 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 of plant fibers), and others are sweetened with organic cane sugar. The most
adventurea few are our Aphrodisiac Pops, activating your love life. We in addition
contribute The Alchemist turmeric pops, lavender & chamomile Calming Pops, Happy Genius pops, and additional. 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 creations? What inspires you?

Our candy has always been forward-thinking with ingredients and purposes, and this year we started breaking into new shapes too. I learned candy mold-making and have started coming up with concepts for shapes that
match the purpose of equite lollipop. Our Taste the Rainbow shape, that came out for Gay Pride this year, was the initially of most
can be 3D printed. Our Burning Man lollipops, meant for playa gifting and extending the celebration beyond Black Rock City, are the 2nd.

What brought you to 3D printing with Shapeways?

Our system
is to create a new shape for candy, and and so 3D print it, for use as a prototype. Once the Shapeways prints/prototypes arrive, we cast them in food-grade silicone, to turn it into molds that
can be utilized
repeatedly to form candy. This is a mirroring system
, where the prototype is the positive, and the silicone poure around it hardens overnight and becomes the negative. We pull out the prototype, and it leaves an imprint of its shape in the now-solid silicone. This is our mold. We pour hot molten candy into the mold, the candy hardens as it cools, and now we again have a positive, shaped only like the original prototype.

Popsicles turn it intod with 3D printed molds

We ordered prints of both a local 3D printing device and of 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 just about as exact as the Shapeways ones. I in addition
have been quite impressed with customer service throughout, especially as I’m new to 3D printing and have needed a few guidance.

How did you learn how to create in 3D?

Recently I teamed up with Lana Briscella, who createed the 3D version for both our Taste the Rainbow and Burning Man lollipops. She and her husband have a studio called Aminimal. Their work is always inspiring.

How do you promote your work?
We sell online via our website and through different types of
Who are your favourite developers or artists? Who in the Shapeways community has served as an inspiration to you?

Lana and John Briscella of Aminimal Studio. I’m appearing forward to meeting additional of you!

If you are
headed to Burning Man this year, you can appear forward to enjoying these tasty sweets out on the playa!

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