DIY: the symbolic Alstroemeria around your neck

This much symbolism deserves to be jewellery
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The Alstroemeria is bursting with symbolism. Each of its petals represents a great characteristic: understanding, humour, patience, empathy, effectiveness and respect. So you can go in all sorts of directions with the Alstroemeria. To emphasise its special symbolism, why not wear the petal as a piece of jewellery? Will you give it as a gift, or keep it for yourself? 

You will need:

  • Medallion / cabochon setting

  • Glass cabochon

  • Ball chain 

  • Ball chain connector

  • Pressed Alstroemeria petals

  • Glue 

How to make it

Step 1:

Dry and press the Alstroemeria petals in a book or flower press. Wrap it in plenty of kitchen paper or toilet roll so that the moisture is properly absorbed and doesn’t damage the book. The petals will be pressed after 1 to 3 weeks.

Step 2:

Select the prettiest petal and place it on the medallion or the gemstone holder. Then spread a little bit of glue on the glass cabochon and carefully press it onto the medallion with the petal.

Step 3:

Leave to dry and there you have it: a necklace full of meaning.

1 flower, 6 necklaces

The Alstroemeria’s six petals represent six special characteristics. Select an attractive flower and make six necklaces – one for each symbolism. You can give the necklace as a gift to the person who you think has that special characteristic. Of course you could keep one for yourself!