Tag : resin

Sticky Situations

Carefully and proudly, I opened the black case, lined with dark blue velvet, and gently removed a long, slender violin bow. Excitement, nervousness, and anticipation filled the room –  as a high schooler, I loved preforming in orchestra concerts. After…

April 13, 2017

Amber: Part 2

Continued from Part 1: Here are some clues to how amber is made: •Flood conditions are known to cause trees to make extra resin (you can find out about it by reading this paper from the University of Georgia) •Amber…

September 30, 2014

Amber: Part 1

Some time ago, my brother went to visit missionaries in the Dominican Republic. When he came home, he gave me a rather unusual piece of jewelry: an amber drop with a dead fly in it. It’s an odd little object….

September 23, 2014