Miss Ruthie's Flower Shop


My very first word as a child was "flower"! I love flowers, but as someone who is ecologically minded I feel concerned about the amount of pesticides used in commercial flower production as well as possible degradation of land. There is also the fact that cut flowers only last a few days - why not have flowers that can last forever?!

Upon discovering the French/New Orleans tradition of  beaded flowers for funerals and grave decoration, I became fascinated with creating everlasting flowers out of beads, earrings, old plastic flower parts, and whatever translates into a petal or leaf for me. I hope you enjoy these "everlastings"!