Marbled Jewel Orchid

With Halloween around the corner, it's time to decorate. But who says Halloween is all about darkness... you can find beauty in everything. Make these to add a spice of beauty to your Halloween decor this year! 🎃 👻 🕷 

 

 Materials Needed

- Scheepjes (Maxi Sugar Rush) You can also use any size 10 crochet thread.

Colors
 

    •  Black
    •  White

     

  Other Materials

  • 1.25 mm Crochet Needle 
  • Draping liquid mixed with water (Or you can use any fabric stiffener)
  • Brown or Green Floral Tape
  • Glue/glue gun
  • 18 gauge wire
  • 1.75 crochet needle
  • Markers

  • Precision bottles or striper brush
  •  Paint: Red, Golden Yellow, Tangerine Orange, Rose Pink
  • Pink chalk dust (Optional for dusting flower buds) 

 

Jewel Orchid Fun Facts

Anoectochilus, commonly known as marbled jewel orchids or filigree orchids, is a genus of about fifty species in the orchid family Orchidaceae. 

    •  Jewel Orchids are small terrestrial plants that have creeping horizontal stems. They have beautifully marked leaves which are far showier than the erect inflorescences of small flowers it produces.
    •  According to the American Orchid Society, Anoectochilus was first described in 1828 by C.L. Blume with Anct. setaceus as the type species. Referring to the open appearance of the lip, that is due to a sharp bend on the narrow strip that directs the tip of the lip downwards, the generic name was coined from the Greek anoektos (open) and cheilos (lip).

     

    •  Jewel Orchids are delicate Asiatic orchids grown especially for their velvety leaves with metallic veining.