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succulent jewelry

Cape Blanco (Sedum spathifolium)

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NATIVE RANGE: Western North America

DESCRIPTION: Evergreen perennial succulent, spade shaped blue-gray leaves tinged with red grow in rosette clusters, yellow flower stalks bloom in late summer

JEWELRY: Rosette clusters are cast in silver and gold, making a variety of one-of-a-kind necklace, earrings, and rings.

Cape Blanco Sedum spathifolium - ID 97311971 © David Ross | Dreamstime.com.jpg

Cape Blanco Sedum spathifolium - ID 97311971 © David Ross | Dreamstime.com.jpg

Most succulents are native to southern Africa, but this one here is a US variety of sedum that grows from British Columbia down to southern California and east to Colorado. It grows slowly, and prefers rocky soils with lots of sun.

This is one of our favorite succulents to work with and we have done several pieces based on its tiny rosettes. My mother helps us grow and rotate out our succulents, so that if we clip a bit of plant to cast it goes back under my mother’s grow lights to recover before we will harvest from it again. She has over 12 of these cape blancos, because we use them all the time.

Pink Ice (Oscularia deltoides)

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NATIVE RANGE: South Africa

DESCRIPTION: Succulent ground cover with fat triangular leaves and a mass of pink, almond-scented flowers in spring

JEWELRY: Rings designed to mimic the rocky leaves with pink cubic zirconia stones.

pink ice oscularia deltoides ID 71138412 © Mariellam1 | Dreamstime.com.jpg

pink ice oscularia deltoides ID 71138412 © Mariellam1 | Dreamstime.com.jpg

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