July 23, 2022, Atlanta, Georgia - Colonial House of Flowers is proud to announce Christy Griner Hulsey will give a living jewelry demonstration at Summer Party 2022 at Atlanta Botanical Garden.
Christy Griner Hulsey is a natural-born forager.
For over a decade, this Georgia-based designer has crafted remarkable floral and botanical arrangements for everything from the First Ladies Luncheon and parties on the White House lawn to Coastal Living's Anniversary Event, the pages of magazines, innumerable parties, and at her popular Mayesh Design Star workshops all over the country. She has led a Potter Barn Succulent Workshop series at stores in the United States, given demonstrations in Beijing, Shanghai and Kunming, China and Quito, Ecuador.
Christy has been a constant source of inspiration along the flower journey of many. Her creations that uniquely combine seasonally foraged with globally sourced materials along with her philosophies and approach to design have greatly encouraged many designers. "It doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful," she says.
Now she's sharing her secrets to making living jewelry at the new event Summer Party 2022 at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. "I want people to come away with an understanding of my approach to combining found nature materials to create wearable art that can last forever," says Hulsey. "Building with plants is very practical and do I dream to say ensures the piece you make gives back to the people and earth around-you, long after you are able."
Growing up in the south Georgia countryside gives Hulsey a deep appreciation for nature that lends to moody, whimsical, raw and soulful creations using berries, branches, flowers, mosses and plants that are effortlessly wild and uncontrived. Her Living Jewelry demonstration will offer step-by-step instructions along with examples of her work.
Christy attended the University of Georgia. She and her husband Brian, ran a flagship family flower shop in her hometown that started in1968. She closed her shop to move to Atlanta in 2020 so her children can thrive in schools that support the brilliance and creativity of ADHD & dyslexia. Christy was the 2017 Mayesh Design Star and included in the annual UGA Bulldog 100 List of the Fastest Growing Businesses three times.
According to Christy, arranging plants and flowers is deeply expressive, and easy for everyone. The colors, textures, focal points and the varieties of plants themselves tell a story. Creating wearable arrangements include the same principles as creating fine art. She believes "there is an artist in all of us!"
With the help of Hulsey's lessons she'll share at the demo, you can make Living Jewelry too, whether you need a date night bangle, a spring fling ring or a necklace for the fashion runway.
Reserve you tickets to Summer Party 2022, here.
Christy lives in Roswell and work to supports her family. This summer her Living Centerpieces and Living Jewelry can be found at Front Porch Market in Vinings and by commission at Colonial House of Flowers. She makes donations to the following groups to support the wonderful work they do: Women of UGA Scholarship. The Dyslexia Resource, the Roswell United Methodist Church Foundation, Atlanta Humane Society, and Made by Dyslexia.