Renowned floral artist Susan McLeary wants you to rethink how you enjoy your favourite fragrances. She’s taken the traditional art of jewellery making and developed a technique to make rings, bracelets and necklaces using fragrant flowers and greenery.
Her book, “The Art of Wearable Flowers” features 40 how-to projects from a simple bracelet to a bridal-worthy necklace that is guaranteed to make a style statement at any wedding
. Create hyacinth hoop earrings, a showstopping petal necklace or a Boho-inspired headband.
Each project includes an ingredient list, styling tips, and easy-to-follow instructions paired with step-by-step photographs.
You’ll also find essential information on tools, design techniques and plant care, making it easy to create these remarkable arrangements on your own.
You may want to base your designs on your favourite fragrance. Simply look up a list of notes in the scent and identify the key floral notes: rose, jasmine, lily of the valley, peony, iris and tuberose are all commonly used in modern perfumery. Once you have completed your fashionable accessory, give it a spritz of your perfume as the final touch. May we recommend Atkinsons’ glorious Rose in Wonderland for any rose-inspired jewellery? It’s heavenly!
Susan McLeary’s “Art of Wearable Flowers” book is available across Canada at fine bookstores and online.