This handmade designer perspex chain necklace is made using fern leaves to create the design. I have also introduced primary colours to lift the stripes and make it zing. At the back of my mind, I was thinking of Humbug Sweets from my childhood.
My unusual plant jewellery is created by collecting, drying and pressing the individual leaves of grass. This is a method of dying and embossing plastic I developed myself. Every detail of the flowers and leaves are captured so they are like a fossil or a memory of each blade of grass. The acrylic is heated and the leaves are pressed into its surface. I then use them as a stencil to apply the colours. The leaves are peeled off to reveal the unique, colourful design. This is a method of dying and embossing plastic jewellery I developed myself. I call it 'Fossilised Plastic' due to the fine detail that's possible to capture on the embossed surface - so they are similar to fossils.
The construction of the necklace was inspired by Victorian jet necklaces which were made using links. This statement chain necklace evokes both a contemporary and a vintage feel, appealing to mothers, sisters, colleagues and friends alike. I hope that the wearer will not only enjoy them as jewellery but also review their appreciation of the natural world.
British fashion - grown and handmade in the UK.
24" or 19" chain (Photos show the 19" Chain)
Acrylic & Silver
Made from 100% recycled and recyclable acrylic, which is free from volatile organic compounds and hydrofluorocarbon and so more environmentally friendly.
HANDMADE IN UK - SHIPPED TO ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD