This perspex cuff (or bracelet) is made using Hydrangea and Madder leaves. I made these Ultra Violet pieces in homage to the Suffragettes. Purple and white are their colours. The floral, botanical design is employing the colours to create both a contemporary and a vintage feel. I collect, dry and press the leaves. Then heat the acrylic and press the leaves into the surface. I use them like a stencil to apply the colours. The leaves are peeled off to reveal the design. This is a method of dying and embossing plastic jewellery I developed myself. I call it 'fossilised plastic' due to the fine detail, which it is possible to capture, on the embossed surface (so they are similar to fossils).
I choose quite ordinary plants and weeds to create my floral jewellery designs. I hope that the wearer will not only enjoy them as jewellery but also review their appreciation of the natural world.
45 mm x 180 mm x 5 mm
HANDMADE IN UK - SHIPPED ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD
Made from 100% recycled and recyclable acrylic, which is free from volatile organic compounds and hydrofluorocarbon and so more environmentally friendly.