jewellery

31
JAN
2013

Cardboard jewellery by N-Product

These rings are made from laser-cut cardboard.  Each consists of multiple layers of paperboard, glued together and lacquered with a polymer epoxy to make them water, chemical and ultraviolet resistant.  Dominic Coballe and his wife Chrystale Ladouceur are the brains behind the... Read More →
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25
JAN
2013

Jewellery made from t-shirts by Julia Vasic

Julia Vasic is a San Francisco based luxury eco brand with a clean, sporty and feminine aesthetic.  Jewellery is made from discarded materials, such as unwanted t-shirts destined for landfill.  After studying fashion at Central St. Martins in London, Vasic went on to design for... Read More →
20
JAN
2013

Jewellery crafted from Cambodian landmines

Jewellery company Saught works with Cambodian artisans to make earrings, necklaces, rings and bracelets from scrap metal left by landmines.  The Singapore-based business works in partnership with Italian NGO Fileo Development Organisation, offering three lines of socially... Read More →
06
JAN
2013

Bug sculptures made from watch parts

Even if you’re not a massive fan of creepy crawlies, it’s hard not to appreciate the skill behind these sculptural creations by Chicago based jeweller Justin Gershenson-Gates.  As well as these insect and arthropod sculptures made from recycled watch parts and light... Read More →
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12
JUN
2012

Sea glass jewellery by Rebecca Ward

Rebecca Ward is a New Zealand born jeweller from Brisbane. Her work features recycled materials, particularly sea glass and pebbles found on remote beaches on the South Island of New Zealand. She also collects recycled glass from demolition yards, beaches, second hand shops,... Read More →
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05
JUN
2012

Jewellery made from upcycled vintage stamps

With the Jubilee weekend drawing to a close it’s a fitting time to share the work of Dee Barnes.  This British designer upcycles postage stamps and vintage buttons into fabulous jewellery.  Stamps still have the original franking marks on and are set in silver plated cups... Read More →
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09
MAY
2012

End of line ribbon jewellery by Michelle Lowe-Holder

Victorian Flowers and Cream Crocodiles is the SS12 collection from Michelle Lowe-Holder.  It’s an abstract combination of tiny flowers, snakeskin, wings and bright things translated into cuffs, collars and necklaces.  The textiles are vintage end of line floral ribbons and... Read More →
14
MAR
2012

Upcycled Selling Exhibition at The Old Cinema

Most excited to hear about the Upcycled Selling Exhibition at The Old Cinema (160 Chiswick High Road, London W4 1PR).  The Old Cinema is a picture palace dating from the 1890s which has been refurbished into an antiques, vintage, and retro department store.  The exhibition takes... Read More →
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12
MAR
2012

Jewellery from Thames River treasure by Alexandra Abraham

Alexandra Abraham is a British artist who works with acrylics, mixed media and 23 carat gold leaf. Her unique jewellery and paintings make use of found objects and collected ephemera such as old china and glass fragments picked up on the Thames Foreshore as well as old coins,... Read More →
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09
FEB
2012

Jewellery made from found objects by Poppy Jasper

Poppy Jasper is unique jewellery made from found objects, recycled and antique pieces sourced from souks, vintage stores and flea markets.  Much of Jill’s inspiration is taken from the local handmade crafts seen on her travels around Asia, India, Europe and the Middle East,... Read More →
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31
JAN
2012

Plastic bottle jewellery initiative in Western Sahara

This unique jewellery resulted from a fantastic collaboration between RCA graduate Florie Salnot and Sandblast – an arts and human rights charity that works with the indigenous people from Western Sahara.  Old plastic bottles are collected from refugee camps and repurposed... Read More →
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18
JAN
2012

Jewellery made from biscuit tins by Kate Hamilton-Hunter

Loving the work of jeweller Kate Hamilton- Hunter who makes necklaces, earrings and bracelets from recycled metals at her studio on the coast of North Wales.  Her first designs were fashioned from old patterned biscuit, sweet and toffee tins.  She also incorporates silver,... Read More →
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12
DEC
2011

Lexus creates high fashion from car parts

Lady Gaga may have a lot to answer for, but here’s a bit of new ground she’s yet to break.  Hats off to Lexus for highlighting beautiful recycling with the Lexus Fashion Workshop.  They challenged four designers to re-engineer car parts from the CT hybrid (a vehicle... Read More →
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26
NOV
2011

Accessories made from contact lens cases

Usually relegated to the bathroom bin, who’d have thought such aesthetic potential could lie in the humble disposable contact lens case?  The Contact Lens Project was put together by Lucy Harvey at Ethical Stylist – an original concept that mixes eco fashion and... Read More →
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23
OCT
2011
Woman wearing jewellery made from vintage haberdashery

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Judith Brown takes vintage haberdashery such as 100 year old vintage mother of pearl buttons, vintage lace and curtain hooks and turns them into intricate pieces of jewellery.  With her own developed technique, she hand stitches them with fine silver wire to create delicate... Read More →
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15
OCT
2011

The Stuff of Dreams

Welcome to the imaginarium of Anya Keeley.  This Hereford artist has from a young age collected found objects and ephemera, enticed by the patina that comes only from age and wear.  Incorporating wire work and collaged books and magazines, objects are assembled into whimsical... Read More →
14
OCT
2011

Made of Skateboards

Skater guys and gals will love these.  Thrashion are a Cornwall based company that make handmade jewellery from used, broken skateboards. This necklace was once an Anti Hero skateboard deck and the pendant has been cut to feature the original winged pink graphic.  You can... Read More →
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07
OCT
2011

Lord of the Rings

Crafting things from old books is always a controversial subject but you have to admit the concept behind Littlefly is pretty unique.  Jeremy Mays is a jewellery designer and landscape architect who makes jewellery from cross-sections of old second hand books through a process of... Read More →
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29
AUG
2011

Book Beads

It’s not every day you find a book that’s redesigned to be worn around the neck.  Artist Phiona Richards creates interactive book sculptures and jewellery through traditional needlework techniques. These methods make items like this Five Bead Paper Necklace... Read More →
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22
AUG
2011

True Colours

Rachel Darbourne‘s beautiful jewellery is born out of a desire to reclaim undervalued materials such as polythene, challenging what constitutes our traditional notions of ‘preciousness.’   During her degree she developed a folding technique with this material... Read More →
30
JUL
2011

Jewellery Stands

Just admiring all the beautiful items on Polli which sells sustainable jewellery and homewares, designed and made in Australia.  These jewellery stands are made from locally salvaged timber.  Jungle Stand above is inspired by the work of  Dr Jane Goodall who made ground-breaking... Read More →
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25
JUL
2011

Football Necklace

Swiss designer Noémie Doge makes unique jewellery out of unconventional materials – the above necklace made from a football is a prime example.  Her work strives to find richness from the visual strength of an object rather than the preciousness of a material.  Some of her... Read More →
14
JUL
2011

Craft Central Recycles

This week I ventured to Farringdon for the Craft Central Recycles exhibition.  Above is a particular favourite – bottle top jewellery by Alessandra Rigillo.  She also incorporates bits of scrap plumbing into her work – a wonderful contrast to the sparkling jewels. ... Read More →
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12
JUN
2011

Re-worked: Experimental textile design

I’ve just been introduced to a fascinating creative collaboration called Re-worked by Scotland artists Sara Nevay and Nicola Reed which has earned them a Dundee Craft Makers Award.  The project explores ideas of ‘preciousness’ in vintage and modern materials by... Read More →
08
JUN
2011

Rewriting History: Jewellery from vintage artefacts

These beautifully crafted items are the handiwork of Edinburgh based Clare Hillerby.  Having sourced postcards, letters and envelopes, handwritten by unknown characters, she extracts the fragments of text and combines them with metalwork to create new contemporary stories.  Above... Read More →
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01
JUN
2011

Re Ribbons: Michelle Lowe-Holder

Loving the beautiful Spring/Summer 2011 collection ‘Summer Ribbon Reclaim’ from Canadian designer Michelle Lowe-Holder.  She cleverly utilises offcuts from previous collections and end of line cuttings to craft dynamic and individual, sustainable statement pieces.... Read More →
24
MAY
2011

Washer Woman

From tool box to jewellery box – Additions is a range of contemporary jewellery made from recycled washers and hardware – perfect for ladies who love a bit of industrial chic. Take a look at the full range on Etsy here.  Image via Etsy Read More →
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