Succulent Jewelry

Helena Ochoa, Columnist

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Succulents are plants beloved by many people for their unique and wide variety of looks, easy maintenance, and inexpensive price. Additionally, they are perfect to use as jewelry. Whether they be necklaces, bracelets, rings, or earrings, people are using live succulents to create beautiful items for themselves and others. You can even find pictures of umbrellas with their tops covered in succulents so that they look like a miniature flower garden.

Unlike many other plants, succulents can survive for a while separated from soil, so after you wear them, you can just plant them again and they will continue growing as normal. If you want to grow more, all you need to do is take a single leaf (not torn; if the plant is healthy leaves will fall off naturally), plant it, and another succulent will begin to grow. If, however, you’d like to keep it as jewelry, be sure to spray it with water every few days.

Succulents are easy to get ahold of, so if you decide that you would prefer to make an item on your own rather than buy one, it is a quick and easy process. All you need are the succulents, the item you want to decorate with them, and floral glue, easily found on Amazon and Etsy. Glue them onto the item in any pattern you want, let it dry, and you have unique jewelry that you can wear for both special and casual occasions.

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