One of my favorite trends this year has been fresh floral jewelry .
If you follow my site you probably have seen how I adore certain designers and post a lot of their floral work... For custom made jewelry items, one of my favorites for jewelry design ( of course) is Love 'n Fresh Flowers !
But if you would like to make your own, here is a lovely tutorial from the "Succulent Queen" who did a beautiful job with her own DIY!
Oasis Floral Glue is Perfect for this project! It dries quickly and a small amount is still strong enough to hold on to the succulents. You’ll still need to hold the succulents in place for about a minute, but it’s much better than having them move around after a half hour or more. I highly recommend getting the Oasis Floral Glue, A hot glue gun will not work for this project.
Now the fun part, succulents! You’ll want to use small succulents for these. If you’ve been propagating succulents from leaves, those baby rosettes would be perfect! I’d also recommend looking into using a variety of sedums. For these I used Crassula marginalis rubra variegata, White Diamond Stonecrop, and Sedum dasyphyllum. A few other succulents that would work well are Sedum hispanicum, Sedum ‘Capo Blanco’, Cremnosedum ‘Little Gem’, Crassula ‘Baby’s Necklace’, and Crassula ‘Tom Thumb’. There are plenty of succulents that will work for this, so find a miniature succulent that you love!
If you are using these for a wedding, it might be fun to have each bridesmaid wear a different kind of succulent! You can also use a larger earring and glue succulents and moss, berries or flowers onto them.
To make the wire ring:
wrap wire around the ring mandrel on the desired size. You can wrap the wire around more or less depending on how thick you want your ring to be. Once you have a thickness you like, cut the wire. Wrap a smaller piece of wire around the main part of the ring to keep everything secure. Once you have that done, You can start gluing on succulents! This is more exciting than the stud earrings because you get to add several succulents. It’s pretty elaborate, but hey, you want to make a statement right?
Fresh Flowers are a gorgeous addition. I recommend:
How sweet are these mini colorful Chrysanthemums?
small and hardier than the larger variety, these will definitely last all day!
They also come in a large variety of colors
craspedia - cute as a button in eye catching yellow