Moss of the Woods is creating botanical resin art
3

patrons

$3
per month
Hello everyone, I'm Emily, and I am the artist behind Moss of the Woods - a small business specializing in the meticulous preservation of botanical (and lichen, and mycological) specimens in resin as handmade jewelry and decorations.

Moss of the Woods started in roughly 2012 as a symptom of my combined love of art and my fanatic love of plants and the natural world in general. My journey with resin was an instant love affair and after discovering the existence of the material I wasted no time in learning how to use it as a means to preserve plant specimens. I was completely enamored with the concept of making for myself a wearable herbarium specimen.

Almost simultaneously, I opened up an Etsy shop as a means of divesting myself of my quickly surmounting collection of "Herbarium Pendants", shipping them off with cards detailing the carefully collected data about species, location and condition of the plant collected - all for the sake of authenticity and uniqueness.



Never satisfied with cookie cutter molds or premade designs, I am always striving to improve my skills and further the art of plant preservation. Shortly after starting work on my herbarium pendants I began making custom molds for new shapes, new methods of preservation for dried plants that did not need to be pressed but rather preserved as complete sprigs, etc. I continuously challenge myself with the preservation of increasingly complicated or niche plant species, 99% of which are either gathered by me, from the rural abandoned pastures, meadows, hills and forests of my Western Massachusetts home, or grown by hand.



This quest to preserve all manner of species as wearable charms and decorations is why I need your help. It would be easy enough to simply preserve the same, easy, store-bought species over and over again and sell them, but for better or for worse, I have chosen a different path. This constant need for experimentation, gardening supplies, etc doesn't always translate into compensatory income, and this combined with my deliberate decision to sell my products as low as is financially responsible for the sake of keeping them accessible to those of lower income, means I am constantly straddling the line of financial stability, and constantly scraping together the funds for new and more ambitious projects.

As a Patron, you would receive not only first looks at upcoming projects, but exclusive access to the sort of behind the scene work that I am not normally comfortable posting on social media - process shots, workspace, gardening, collecting - the works.

Here are a few of the things I'd like to do, with your patronage:
  • Expand my gardening operation and start growing more plants I wouldn't otherwise be able to gather from the wild
  • Buy the set up necessary and raise the fees necessary to vend at more events
  • Buy recording equipment so I can one day start doing video tutorials and even livestreams
  • Buy the equipment necessary to start preserving mushroom specimens!
  • Provide me enough of a financial raft to stand on for me to leave Etsy for the uncertain waters of my own online shop
  • Buy more dog treats for my chubby puggles, Riley and Ellie
  • Anything else the future may hold!



Other places you can find me:
My Etsy shop | Tumblr Blog | Instagram
Tiers
Clover Tier
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
The general thank you tier! Gives you access to all my behind the scenes content as well as first looks at new and upcoming stuff! Plus a Discord server where we can chat about plants, art, music - the sky's the limit!

Includes
  • Access to Patron-only Discord server
  • Access to Patron-only livestreams (when applicable)
  • Access to tutorials and tutorial videos (when applicable)
  • Behind the scenes photos and videos of my workspace and hikes
  • Early first-looks at upcoming items
Viola Tier
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Same benefits as the previous tier but with an additional benefit of a monthly coupon code!

Includes
  • Access to Patron-only Discord server
  • Access to Patron-only livestreams (when applicable)
  • Access to tutorials and tutorial videos (when applicable)
  • Behind the scenes photos and videos of my workspace and hikes
  • Early first-looks at upcoming items
  • Monthly 20% coupon code for Moss of the Woods shop!
Passionflower Tier
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Way more than I could ask of anyone. In addition to my speechless gratitude, I will happily make an incredibly custom piece or project for you - I'll grow you a plant, make you a mold, make a set of pieces, etc.

Includes
  • Access to Patron-only Discord server
  • Access to Patron-only livestreams (when applicable)
  • Access to tutorials and tutorial videos (when applicable)
  • Behind the scenes photos and videos of my workspace and hikes
  • Early first-looks at upcoming items
  • Monthly 20% coupon code for Moss of the Woods shop!
  • Custom piece or project
Goals
$3 of $50 per month
Let's build a design together! At $50 I will start a scheduled bi-monthly day where we brainstorm designs either on here or on Discord - and show you it's creation from digital design, 3D print, and finally the finished, embedded project!
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Hello everyone, I'm Emily, and I am the artist behind Moss of the Woods - a small business specializing in the meticulous preservation of botanical (and lichen, and mycological) specimens in resin as handmade jewelry and decorations.

Moss of the Woods started in roughly 2012 as a symptom of my combined love of art and my fanatic love of plants and the natural world in general. My journey with resin was an instant love affair and after discovering the existence of the material I wasted no time in learning how to use it as a means to preserve plant specimens. I was completely enamored with the concept of making for myself a wearable herbarium specimen.

Almost simultaneously, I opened up an Etsy shop as a means of divesting myself of my quickly surmounting collection of "Herbarium Pendants", shipping them off with cards detailing the carefully collected data about species, location and condition of the plant collected - all for the sake of authenticity and uniqueness.



Never satisfied with cookie cutter molds or premade designs, I am always striving to improve my skills and further the art of plant preservation. Shortly after starting work on my herbarium pendants I began making custom molds for new shapes, new methods of preservation for dried plants that did not need to be pressed but rather preserved as complete sprigs, etc. I continuously challenge myself with the preservation of increasingly complicated or niche plant species, 99% of which are either gathered by me, from the rural abandoned pastures, meadows, hills and forests of my Western Massachusetts home, or grown by hand.



This quest to preserve all manner of species as wearable charms and decorations is why I need your help. It would be easy enough to simply preserve the same, easy, store-bought species over and over again and sell them, but for better or for worse, I have chosen a different path. This constant need for experimentation, gardening supplies, etc doesn't always translate into compensatory income, and this combined with my deliberate decision to sell my products as low as is financially responsible for the sake of keeping them accessible to those of lower income, means I am constantly straddling the line of financial stability, and constantly scraping together the funds for new and more ambitious projects.

As a Patron, you would receive not only first looks at upcoming projects, but exclusive access to the sort of behind the scene work that I am not normally comfortable posting on social media - process shots, workspace, gardening, collecting - the works.

Here are a few of the things I'd like to do, with your patronage:
  • Expand my gardening operation and start growing more plants I wouldn't otherwise be able to gather from the wild
  • Buy the set up necessary and raise the fees necessary to vend at more events
  • Buy recording equipment so I can one day start doing video tutorials and even livestreams
  • Buy the equipment necessary to start preserving mushroom specimens!
  • Provide me enough of a financial raft to stand on for me to leave Etsy for the uncertain waters of my own online shop
  • Buy more dog treats for my chubby puggles, Riley and Ellie
  • Anything else the future may hold!



Other places you can find me:
My Etsy shop | Tumblr Blog | Instagram

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Tiers
Clover Tier
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
The general thank you tier! Gives you access to all my behind the scenes content as well as first looks at new and upcoming stuff! Plus a Discord server where we can chat about plants, art, music - the sky's the limit!

Includes
  • Access to Patron-only Discord server
  • Access to Patron-only livestreams (when applicable)
  • Access to tutorials and tutorial videos (when applicable)
  • Behind the scenes photos and videos of my workspace and hikes
  • Early first-looks at upcoming items
Viola Tier
$5 or more per month 1 patron
Same benefits as the previous tier but with an additional benefit of a monthly coupon code!

Includes
  • Access to Patron-only Discord server
  • Access to Patron-only livestreams (when applicable)
  • Access to tutorials and tutorial videos (when applicable)
  • Behind the scenes photos and videos of my workspace and hikes
  • Early first-looks at upcoming items
  • Monthly 20% coupon code for Moss of the Woods shop!
Passionflower Tier
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
Way more than I could ask of anyone. In addition to my speechless gratitude, I will happily make an incredibly custom piece or project for you - I'll grow you a plant, make you a mold, make a set of pieces, etc.

Includes
  • Access to Patron-only Discord server
  • Access to Patron-only livestreams (when applicable)
  • Access to tutorials and tutorial videos (when applicable)
  • Behind the scenes photos and videos of my workspace and hikes
  • Early first-looks at upcoming items
  • Monthly 20% coupon code for Moss of the Woods shop!
  • Custom piece or project