This Floral Designer Transforms Succulents Into 'Living' Jewelry

Kirstin Fawcett

With Susan McLeary’s jewelry, you can wear your love for nature on your sleeve—and on your neck, fingers, wrists, and ears. The Ann Arbor, Michigan-based floral designer makes living baubles from succulents she handpicks from a greenhouse.

McLeary attaches the plants to pieces of metal base jewelry, which serve as wearable “planters.” Once the shrubs outgrow their base, you can transplant them into a full-size pot and continue to wear the jewelry on its own.

McLeary’s creations include earrings, necklaces, rings, bracelets, and headpieces, all available on her website or on Etsy. Check out McLeary's Twitter or Instagram to view more of her works, or take a look at the images below.

All images are courtesy of Susan McLeary via Etsy.