Through my work I explore the tenuous state of the environment by focusing on native New England plants and their benefits to local ecosystems. American native plants are traditionally undervalued, though they are scientifically proven to be better for their local environments. Through my practice of metalsmithing, I commemorate plants native to New England through a wearable jewelry format. By translating these plants into jewelry that is appealing to wear, the work facilitates a discussion through the interactions people have about adornment. Understandably, this will not solve the problem, yet my work presents the viewer with information that steers them in the right direction of inquiry and action.