These handmade, designer, recycled plastic earrings are made using real fern leaves that I have collected from my garden in Bristol. It is made using my own method of dying and embossing which captures the details of the leaves like a fossil. I harness nature to create original pieces. They are a memory of each individual Fern.
My unusual plant jewellery is created by collecting, drying and pressing the individual leaves. The acrylic is heated and the leaves are pressed into its surface. I then use them like 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 jewelry 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.
I choose quite ordinary plants and weeds to create my floral art jewellery designs. These floral, botanical statement earrings evokes both a contemporary and a vintage feel, appealing to girlfriends, nieces, friends and colleagues alike. I hope that the wearer will not only enjoy them as jewellery but also review their appreciation of the natural world.
Sterling Silver and Recycled Plastic
12mm diameter disc
British fashion - grown and handmade in the UK.
Made from 100% recycled and recyclable acrylic, which is free from volatile organic compounds and hydrofluorocarbon and so more environmentally friendly.
HANDMADE IN UK