philadelphia flower show: flower jewelry

by Grace Bonney

this weekend amy and i headed down to philly to check out the philadelphia flower show. after checking out walls full of orchids, shipping containers filled with succulents, and row upon row of tulips, we stumbled upon what ended up being one of my favorite parts of the show- the jewelry section. in this portion of the show, people created stunning works of jewelry art made entirely from dried flower and plant material. since these photos didn’t feel quite the same as the others from the show i thought i’d start things off with a little peek at my favorite natural jewelry from the show. sadly my pictures came out a bit yellow because of the spot-lighting (argh) but i thought you might still be able to appreciate the creativity that went into each piece, despite my shoddy camera skills. stay tuned for more philly flower show next….

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  • I love the Philly flower show! I used to go with my mom when I was younger! Philly in general is a pretty cool city, but I’m a bit biased :)

  • Grace, Do you know the name of the real plant/flower jewelry maker or even their website address (if they have one)? Thank you for sharing these. They are stunning. Arlene

    • arlene

      i’m afraid i don’t- i wasn’t abel to shoot the cards with the names because they were WAY above the actual windows with these pieces in this. i tried shooting up but couldn’t see them well :(

      if anyone knows, please please let me know and i will gladly add them asap!!


  • OMG. Thank god I scrolled down after that last post. THIS IS INSANE. I’m dying for more images. These are brilliant. wowowowowow. I wonder if these fall apart if you wear them? Now I have a new project for all my dried flowers…

  • I just searched through the entire Philly flower show vendor list, googled all the jewelry vendors and didn’t see any that matched this beautiful jewelry. If anyone knows the designer/website, shout out please!

  • I just stumbled upon your website (more than a year later!), and I’m thrilled that my tiara was featured!

    On behalf of all the people who enter the jewelry class at The Flower Show each year, THANK YOU for your kind words. Each entry takes many, many hours of work–from finding the different natural elements to painting them and then, finally, the construction.

    This year’s Show is amazing. If you have visited yet, you should….it’s gorgeous.

  • Ditto Suzanne’s comment ( and I too just found this post). I have entered several times and can attest to the hours that go into making a piece for this. It is a labor of love for sure. The show is quite a spectacle and any horticulture enthusiast should have this on the to-do list. What was once a very local show is becoming known internationally. If you visit– see the small niche entries (at the back) then work toward the big gardens.

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