My contemporary Jewellery is made using real leaves which are first dried, pressed and used first to emboss the designs into the surface and then to apply the colours many designs have many colours. I developed the process while studying for my MA – I call it ‘fossilized plastic’ – which is inspired by a modernist approach; I link the natural world with the man-made by marrying acrylic with the plants I have gathered, to produce beautiful and individual pieces. My acrylic jewellery is a celebration of the organic and the inorganic, the industrial and the natural. I make cuffs, necklaces,earrings and Brooches.
All the acrylic I use is made from 100% recycled materials. It is also free from volatile organic compounds and hydrofluorocarbon making it more environmentally friendly. It is important to me that I am not contributing to the increase of plastic waist but am doing something to re-purpose some of it.
Each piece of jewellery uses a real plant and even the veins of the leaf will show, thanks to the fine detail that is captured on the embossed surface. This means that each piece is unique and every piece is handcrafted.