So, I made this succulent jewelry for the cover of this Month's Green Profit magazine. Now, I think succulent jewelry is on the silly side but they asked me to do it and I love a challenge. They didn't even have to doubledogdareme.
In making it, I had so much fun that my cold, sad heart warmed a little at the idea. So I made a pro and con list as all totally normal people do.
- Succulents break like it's their job. In fact, it is. So if you have actual movement planned for the time that you're wearing it.... insert sad face
- Most people aren't going to propagate the cuttings afterwards, or compost them. It just goes in the garbage after a few wearings, if it lasts that long
- They are being sold for a shitload of money via Etsy and Instagram
- Can't wear it if you are a person that experiences Winter, because booger-freezing temperatures kill plants
- I made it with stuff I had lying around the house, so it ended up being FREE
- I have a bunch of leggy, overgrown succulents and this was a PERFECT use for them. I just went around the house and clipped everything leggy or overgrown into a bucket and used that. If it was leftover in the bucket at the end, I set them up to be propagated
- Better use them before the cat gets them
- I love hot glue gun burns
Once I was done, I kept them in the fridge for a few days to monitor any changes they might undergo. Nada!
Since I made one, I tried my hand at a bunch of other stuff.
In the end, I made one necklace, one bracelet, a ring (LOVED this!) and one earring, since it was for a photoshoot and you wouldn't see both of the model's ears....
This is easy stuff, it would make a fun workshop or party activity, especially for a bridal party! Or maybe drinking a lot might be more fun for that.