NovelFashion Week Blog Hop: Air Plant Jewelry

20140430-161417.jpg 20140430-161301.jpg When I was researching Persephone’s look for my YA novel, Persephone, I stumbled across a unique find. Living jewelry. Seemed perfect for the goddess of spring, so I got a necklace as a test run. Air plants are a species of plant called bromeliads. These plants get all of the water and nutrients they need through their specialized leaves. Air plants use their roots only for attaching themselves to rocks, trees, shrubs, and the ground. They come in many sizes. One species, Tillandsia, are perfect for making small necklaces or even earrings. Air plants require a bit of maintenance. Despite their name, they don’t live off air. Typically hanging your air plant in the bathroom while you shower is enough for a good daily dose of moist air. Then two to three times a week, soak them in a bowl of water for about twenty minutes. Allow to dry thoroughly. This living jewelry does better in warmer climates, so if you live in an area that is frequently below fifty degrees, these probably aren’t the fashion statement for you. They did however work out great for Persephone. Hades gifted her an air plant necklace in book two that plays an important role in the conclusion of her trilogy. Want a chance to win an e-copy of Persephone and an air plant necklace? Simply comment below with your favorite god or goddess and follow me @kaitlinbevis. Giveaway is US only, I’m afraid. Winner will be chosen using random.org. Good luck!

Are you interested in learning more about living jewelry? Check out this link for a handy guide. 

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